Skip to main content

Getting a Good Connection

Like you, I've been part of lots of different gatherings of people this past weekSaturday evening we got together with my whole family to celebrate my beautiful Mum's 70th Birthday
Sunday at Kerith - lots of catching up, lots of new people. A new, long walk alone with the dog in the woods.
Monday morning - Jacob had an interview at sixth form college - we tried to look "incognito" amongst the mass of students as we travelled in on the train!
Tuesday and Wednesday - a class of intriguing, demanding 5 year olds, plus colleagues in the staff room.
Today - fun to teach a session on "Spiritual Pathways" for our 12 amazing Academy students.Lunch and catch-up with a friend, then another dog walk in the sunshine.

I try to be fully present in each different setting - it's not easy, and I don't always get it right. I have an ever-growing , never-diminishing TO-DO list this week, and my mind is buzzing.
Yet somehow, in the middle of this busy life, I need to make space, make time to connect with God. As I taught the students today,God’s made it so that we are all wired up differently, and we have different ways in which we feel connected to God . These spiritual pathways are like doors that open into a room where we feel particularly alive and close to God.
Which one best describes you?
My "open door" would be a walk with the dog in the woods - preferably alone, so that I can sing worship songs too , reflect on the words and on the trees, and chat to God!
So, what will you do today to "open that door" and connect with God?

Relational
(Loving God by loving others)
I connect best with God when I am with others.

Intellectual
(Loving God with your mind)
I connect best with God when I learn. 

Worship
(Loving God through celebrations)
I connect best with God when I worship corporately. 

Activist
(Loving God by fighting a cause)
I connect best with God when doing great things. 

Contemplative:
(Loving God through solitude)
I connect best with God in silence. 

Serving
(Loving God by doing tasks)
I connect best with God while doing helpful things. 

Creation
(Loving God out of doors)
I connect best with God in nature.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Guest Blog: Esther in Indonesia

I'm delighted to welcome Esther Ross-Watson to my Blog today! She is a dearly loved member of our Kerith family. She and her late husband Michael served as missionaries for many years. Esther bravely made the decision to travel again, and she has recently returned from Indonesia. Here's her story: 

Whilst Michael was on his last days on earth in August 2017 he received a request from the Island of Madura, Indonesia asking us to return to the town of Pamekasen, Madura, Indonesia where we had begun our Missions work in July 1973 exactly one year after we were married. They were keen to have us see what God had been doing in the years since we’d moved on and we excitedly said ‘Yes’ we will come!Obviously that had to go on hold for a while because I didn’t feel I could, or even wanted to go alone!
Anyway around March/April time 2018, I begun to feel a gentle nudging of the Holy Spirit urging me to think some more about it! It was like a feeling of wanting to know for myself what had …

3 Little Bottles

Thought I'd mix it up today and do something lighthearted here.

I popped into town this morning (as an aside, anyone else still incredulous that "new Bracknell / The Lexicon is so great and that it's really here to stay?!) 
Anyhow, I popped into town for a quick wander and bought 3 "essentials" I'd run out of, so I thought I'd share them with you - and of course I'd love to hear about your 3 recent essential purchases.



1 Contact lense solution
I've worn glasses since Secondary school, and contact lenses since I left Uni. Gas permeables - great for me - slightly perilous in swimming pools / the sea / other people's sinks (£80 to replace). They work for me - and so a couple of bottles of solution each month keep me going.I ran out a couple of days ago, so it was £4.70 well spent for clean lenses and clear eyesight.

2. "Buffet" by The Ordinary
This was a new one for me, a present I received last Christmas. I LOVE it and can't recommend i…

Our Living Hope

Not sure what happens with my blog...or me writing my blog! Can't believe I've been away from it for almost two months. Oh well, no condemnation! Let's pick it up and start again :)
Yesterday was a great day in Church! I was so challenged and encouraged - I love Sundays and all the different ways God shows His love and who he is to us. Natalie Jones preached at both our morning meetings in Bracknell , she gave such a good message on generosity, be sure to catch it when the podcast comes on our website, but for now, watch a summary of Natalie's preach
At the 6pm meeting, we had Paul Manwaring sharing about culture : the 4 Gamechangers - again, a really challenging message to check out if you didn't get to hear it live.

I wore my HOPE earrings yesterday - sometimes I deliberately choose to wear them as a practical symbol that I am choosing HOPE - that I choose Jesus, I choose trust, I choose hope.
I'm so glad I did, as throughout the day I felt God speak to me about …