Realizing that I like to do Top 10 lists here is another one for us. The top ten places I connect with God, which aren’t in any real particular order.
Place #10: Wherever Hudson – My Son – Is
Jesus says that we can learn a lot from children about his Kingdom and I’ve found this to be so true in and through Hudson.
Place #9: Mountains
I want to live on a mountain. I just feel close to God. I have wonder and awe all-over. Connecting and mountains go hand-in-hand for me.
Place #8: Around the Dinner Table
Its no surprise that Jesus instituted a meal to remember him. Meals are times of connection, fun, discussion, and dialogue. And for me I often feel closest to God with friends, food, and drinks around a table.
Place #7: Church Buildings
The church isn’t a building, it’s people. But even still I often feel like I can connect with God in a space that is regularly used for prayer and worship. Any place where people continually invite God’s presence to rest, is a place where I find God.
Place #6: Sunrises – Anywhere…
If I’m up for a sunrise it also means I have coffee, and there is something about having some stillness, seeing God’s creation, and listening that makes me feel close to God. Maybe you’ve felt the same thing.
Place #5: Around Art
Being around things of depth and beauty helps me to connect with God. I love good art whether photographs, pictures, or anything else. Has this ever happened to you? Seeing a picture of beauty that draws you closer to God? Here’s one of my favorites by Rembrandt. What’s yours?
Place #4: Serving
Somehow when you serve, volunteer, or give I feel connected to God. It’s simple why that is. Because when I do that, I’m acting like Jesus and so connecting with him.
Place #3: The Bible
The Bible isn’t a place so much as a conversation. But that’s where I connect with God in his conversation with me, often started whenever I read his word.
Place #2: In Silence
In the beginning God spoke and brought everything into existence, except us. We were brought into being in silence. And in deep silence I connect with God.
Place #1: In Everyday Life
I most often connect with God in everyday life. For me God isn’t removed but active. And it’s amazing how often he shows up when you’re looking for him in your day. Maybe in a conversation, an interruption, a brief moment. But he is there.
So what about you? What would you add or change in my list?