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Sing your Praises to the Lord

Finding a place to really connect with God can be difficult in these times of the “corona”. Although you may have more time to spend with God, there’s always something that is distracting you from really diving into the word or feeling close to Him. Whether it’s because the kids are home running around wild, you are constantly being distracted by your cellular device, you are now employed from home, or even if your life still looks a lot like it did before. Finding time to really have a connection with God can be hard. One of the best ways and easiest ways for me to feel his presence is on a short drive or even an intentional drive.

Sometimes a simple drive to the grocery store, or to your job while listening to Christian music, can be some of the best ways to feel God. On some of my worst days or if I’ve gotten really upset, I often decide to go on a drive and just listen. I go and drive, turn my KLove up really loud and just listen to the meaning of the song and I really look for God’s words. Sometimes I get so intimate with the Lord I find myself out in the middle of the country balling my eyes out and praying. There are many different ways that this experience could go, but for me this always helps me to come back in a better and more fulfilled mood. Being alone, worshipping the Lord, is such good therapy for me as it redirects my thoughts and actions. In Colossians 3:16, it states, “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Singing praises to the Lord isn’t only good for you and your soul, but God loves to see you praise Him! So this week or weekend I encourage you, when you are feeling stressed out, anxious, overwhelmed; go for a drive, listen to what the lord is trying to tell you, and just praise his glorious name!

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