Monday, May 21, 2012


We have 4 weeks left in our "wired" series. I hope that you have begun to wonder and think about how you and God connect with each other in specific and meaningful ways. This series is all about figuring out how to connect with God all the time - no matter where you are in your life and faith journey.

When you have time this week, think about when and how you feel God most directly. Also think about when God feels very distant.

 If you feel God more during times of trouble and stress, maybe there are pro-active ways you can begin to connect with God during times of peace. Some people can connect with God by writing in a "thankfulness journal" - taking time at the end of each day to write down something that you are thankful for from that day. Some people can connect with God by listening to music that reminds them of God's goodness and mercy.

If you are more likely to feel God's presence when things are going well, maybe you need to have a physical place you go when things aren't going well. In this place (a drawer, a file, etc), you can have a list of difficult events in your life that God has already brought you through. Or you can write down scritpures that remind you of God's faithfulness and steadfast love.

If you most often hear God's voice through friends and people around you, maybe you can pray about how you can be that kind of friend for someone God puts in your path.

God created us to be "wired" so that we can connect with Him at all times: in the good, in the bad, and in the ugly times. Let's work together to figure out how we can encourage each other to discover our 'frequency' and stay connected to God all the time.

Chesney Szaniszlo

Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. - 1 Corinthians 15:58