We all go through periods of feeling down, whatever the cause may be. We look for comfort in family, friends and favorite pastimes, but we are prone to forget that God, our Lord and Savior, can also soothe our weary hearts and souls even when we aren't at Sunday service. There are many ways to connect with Him, whether through prayer and contemplation or with religious supplies and tokens.
Take Time To Appreciate His Creations
God is with us wherever we look, in our backyard gardens, in the birds we hear singing as we get ready in the morning, and in the moon and stars that light our way home. Life, however, often tends to take precedence over taking merely a moment to appreciate the world around us. Before we head into the fray of our day, or even after we’ve come home, we all can take the time to stop, look around and take a breath. He is here, and He has made beautiful things. Let’s enjoy them whenever we can.
Look to His Guidance
While we can bask in His creations on our way to or from work, time for prayer and study is harder to find amid a busy schedule. Once you have calmed down and had a moment to relax after a long day, such as before bed, you are in the perfect mindset to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Welcome the communion and pray to Him. He will listen to your troubles and afflictions, as well as your thanks and praise.
Get Creative When Studying
Varying the kinds of things you do when studying can help you enjoy the study while you are learning. For instance, when relaxing in the evening you could work through the puzzles in religious word search books or look at religious artwork. Doing things like this can enhance your reading of the Bible and improve your study.
Connect to Heaven With Earthly Objects
While it may sometimes seem difficult to take time to pray at home, when you’re inside a place of worship, it’s not hard at all. Perhaps this is because when you’re in a chapel or church, you’re surrounded by votive candles and statues of saints. God clearly resides in those places, but he also can reside in your home. Whether you are reading your Bible or doing a religious word search, keeping Him in mind keeps Him in your heart.
Remember: God is never far away. He only waits for us to reach out to Him.