One of the things that Steven and I both strive for is a daily connection with God. It’s not always easy and a lot of times I have to be very intentional about having a daily connection and quiet time with God. Our friend Aaron Crumbey wrote a great post on his blog about helping students know the importance of this daily connection. Here’s a tease below, the rest can be found here.
For Students: Something You Must Do!!
In order for anything to move their must be a constant flow of energy. I’m learning it’s the same way with my life being effective for God. In order for me to be moving in the right direction there must be a constant flow of acknowledging God in the matters of my life. When that doesn’t happen I stall. I make bad choices and decisions.
Do you have a daily connection with God?
The effectiveness of my life for God is only as strong as my daily connection with Him. My ministry should be a direct reflection of my daily connection to the one who holds the purpose to my ministry. For example:
- The same unconditional love I receive from my relationship with God should flow over into the way I love others.
- The way that God has given to me, should flow over into how I give to others.
- The way God has cared for me through our relationship, should flow over into how I care for others.
Those things are hard to do consistently when I’m not connecting with the source daily. Whenever my life seems super overwhelming and I feel like I’m lost in it all, I first check out how often I’ve spent time connecting with God. We never purposefully stop connecting. We either get distracted by the craziness of life or sometimes even the calmness of life can derail us. We get very comfortable with things being great and we don’t see ourselves drifting away from our daily connection. Things have to get rough in order for us to fall back in line with connecting with God.