I’ve wanted to write a faith post specifically for people who were interested in God but not sure how to approach it/ don’t feel that they know enough. This is how I personally started my relationship with God.
It began with listening to other people preach. Robert Madu was one of the first preachers I heard who really got my attention. I listened to his podcasts whenever I traveled and watched him on YouTube. The following video is one of my favourites – I’ve probably watched it more than 20 times.
A few other preachers I recommend listening to are Chad Veach, Rich Wilkerson Jr, Judah Smith, Carl Lentz, Dawn Chere, Jefferson Bethke and Beth Moore. You can find all of them on YouTube.
Overtime my music on iTunes changed too. It started with Hillsong (United, Young & Free and Worship), Kari Jobe, Britt Nicole and then I fell completely in love with Bethel.
A while after this, I began to understand more. Without being aware of it, I had learnt so much about about God and His love. And then when tough seasons came, I was able to lean on Something. I wasn’t totally broken because I knew there was something more.
It was then that I started my prayer journal. I basically kept a diary which I wrote a letter to God every day. I found it hard (and admittedly awkward) to pray in my head, so instead I wrote it all down. It was in doing this that I a) fell in love with Him and b) fell in love with writing.
I truly recommend keeping a journal – even you’re not a writer. It’s an amazing way to vent as well as keep track of your thoughts. The best feeling is flicking back through the pages and noticing the massive changes God has done in you and your heart. Out of everything I’ve ever done, writing my journals has by far changed my life the most.
To be honest, reading the Bible regularly has taken me a while to get the hang of. I think it’s different for everyone and most importantly it requires time, patience and a lot of prayer. Listening to preachers first helped a lot, especially in the beginning. But I feel that I’m finally (after a couple of years) starting to find my own way.
Most recently I have start a Bible Study group with some of my girl friends at church. I can’t really begin to describe how incredible it has been so far – I’m so thankful to have such wise friends who are all filled to the brim with love and grace.
Ultimately I wanted to write this post for you in order to tell you that having a relationship with God isn’t always a light-bulb moment. It isn’t a “click my fingers and I’m there” kind of thing. It’s a journey. It’s meeting Him, spending time with Him and eventually falling in love. Take your time and enjoy every second because it’s honestly the most beautiful thing that will ever happen to you.