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Connecting with God: Dealing with Distractions

Our fascination with Christ’s heart can increase daily. As we ponder His sacrifice of love, we will grow in love for Him. As we reflect on the beauty of His character, worldly cravings will fade. Seek Him consistently and you will find yourself longing to be with Him more and more.

This is surely easier said than done of course. There are battles to face as we spend time with God, namely, distractions!

Dealing with Distractions

Distractions are a part of daily life. Our quiet times with God are a challenge when distractions fill our minds. Often more time is needed to experience a deeper connection with God.

So how do we deal with distractions?

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Experiencing God’s Presence: Four Keys

Whether you are in a season of the fireworks of God’s love or a time when you seem unable to feel His presence, here are some keys to experiencing His presence both tangibly and supernaturally!

Key #1: Heart Posture

Our ability to engage with God in relationship is most influenced by the posture of our hearts before Him. Are we willing to set aside time to tend the garden of our life with God?

Often we are preoccupied with action and progress as we gauge our growth with God, but this is not the most important. The inner life hidden behind our faces—our hearts, minds, and wills—is where God desires we first pursue Him and is the source of every word we speak and every action we take. Continue reading

Desperately Reaching for God

I think so often the Lord is waiting for me to come to Him, to find myself lost in Him. I fight distractions a lot.

Today I tried so many times to get alone with the Lord in the midst of visiting family as I am needing His refreshing, and each time when I would just get settled in something not ignorable would get in the way.

I’m exhausted. I have been fighting migraine-ish symptoms and a random leg strain I awoke with all day, and I feel overwhelmed.

I am only writing because it helps me release things so I can clear my mind. I have recently realized that worshiping through music and being creative is a gift the Lord gave me that helps me let go of burdens and refreshes me.

I am needy for the Lord, wanting to feel fulfilled in every way needed by Him and His love. Finally… some time, just before I fall asleep, and I pray He will reveal His presence obviously to me.

I am desperate for You, Lord.

All of Heaven Inside You

I am amazed by our God. I feel so loved that He pours out His love and gives so much of Himself. He is so beautiful and yet even more so. He holds onto us tighter than we often realize, and He will NEVER let go, even when we miss the mark or make mistakes. He is so faithful!

He will also never let you down. If it ever seems that way, it is not true, though I myself have experienced that place of feeling painfully distant from the Lord. Thankfully, things aren’t always as they appear to our natural senses.

Feelings are not always in agreement with the truth, and at times I’ve found that persevering is most difficult when my emotions are in a bad way. Our emotions do not always agree with His truth, and our timing is not always in alignment with His. But if you set yourself to keep your gaze on Him, and in quiet trust you wait on Him, He will never disappoint you. He is your Rock and your Salvation.

He is a good Father and Jesus is a perfect Husband. The Holy Spirit is a perfect Comforter. He gives us good gifts! After all, He gave Jesus! What would He do but to want to BE with you!

Often we just do not rest from our striving and we allow fears and distractions to take our focus captive, pulling it away from God, where our focus should be even in difficulties.

Refuse to listen to the lies of the enemy of your soul. That enemy wants only to cut off your abiding connection with the Lord, do not entertain his lies in your mind or his feelings that lie to your soul.

Allow nothing to come in between you and the Lord! He has deposited ALL of the treasures of Heaven inside you! He wants to show you great and mighty things of which you know not, yet they are already within you by His Spirit inside you, waiting for you to recognize and release them by His power and strength! How can we release something we don’t recognize? May He open up our eyes to all He has placed inside us.

Can you relate to this? Do you realize that with God’s Holy Spirit in you, you have all of Heaven within reach? Have you ever had fears or other challenges that seemed to keep you from seeing the truth of God dwelling inside you? Have emotions ever caused you to feel as if God was not going to come through in your life or situation? Share your experiences below.