In this week's blog hop, one of the questions posed to us was "What is one way you plug into God?"
First, I love how that's worded...
Plugged in... that's where you get your energy... where you recharge when you are worn out & can't go on... when you are ready to fade out...
So what do I do?
Well of course, I'm doing this online Bible Study... what a cool way to be involved. If you have never done one with Proverbs 31 Ministries, you really should think about it on the next one. http://melissataylor.org/ is the site where we've been 'meeting' & every day, you get an email if you prefer with a devotion, or a thought, or an assignment. There's a Facebook page where there is constant connection. There is a Pinterest page that takes points of each chapter & turns into a cute little picture that you can use for your blog, or to print & put in your Bible... which I have done. I have already made some blog friends through this - amazing women who love Jesus...
the world is so small through the internet
But what else do I do to plug in?
I'm also a big Beth Moore Bible study fan. I just finished the study on "James" & have two more I just purchased & waiting to start. I love these because they are so deep & easy enough to do on my own... though I have done them with a Bible study group & is equally amazing. I'm not just saying that because during those meetings, home made food was always involved :)
I also love the ease of phones. I have 2 different devotional apps. One is "Our Daily Bread" - which I can remember my parents getting when I was young. There was always a book for each month laying around the house. Now, its right there online. & even more so, in the palm of your hand. http://odb.org/
I will also listen to sermons online... Steven Furtick - probably one of my favorites.
You can watch his sermon's on his website: http://elevationchurch.org/
I want to go to Elevation church so badly one day....
But probably one of the biggest things for me is Christian music. (I accidentally typed "Christmas" music... that made me laugh)
There really is nothing that speaks to my soul like music.
I always say I can't even run unless music is pumping in my head because it goes straight to my heart... even more so with Christian music.
I've been known to run down the street getting my miles in with my hands in the air, praising Jesus with every step.
So I'm thankful for Christian radio stations that speak to my heart all day long... with devotionals even for commericals.
Wally is the best Christian DJ around! So glad his radio show is on in the morning... nothing like a Christian dude with a funny sense of humor!
Its really been mentioned a lot at our church lately how we need to make sure we know how to feed ourselves. That if we are coming to church to have someone take a spoon & put it in our mouths, then there's a problem. We have to be able to know how to pick up the spoon ourselves, have food on it & put it down our own throats... take care of our nutrition...
Believe me - one thing this chubby girl knows how to do... is feed myself :)
& I love feeding myself with the things of God...
it never gets old to me.. it makes me smile to open my Bible daily & see what new things I'm going to learn.
Every day, I find something I didn't know was in the Bible...
Every day, I WANT to find something new...
Every day, I NEED to hear God speaking to my heart
What do you do to get plugged into God?
Any great preachers or sites that I need to know about?
What's the best Bible Study you've ever done?