Friday, December 16, 2011

Connected Throughout The Day

Do you wake up in the morning and have a beautiful quiet time with God? It feels so good to connect with Him, to touch Him.  You feel His peaceful presence and it feels so wonderful.  Now you are done and it is time to go about your day.

The kids wake up.

You fight traffic.

Work demands so much from you.

Phone calls with irate customers or bill collectors.

Stores are crowded.

The drive thru line is endless.


Household duties.

You are now exhausted.  It's been a long day, maybe a stressful day.  You don't feel connected anymore.  What happened to that sweet feeling you had in your quiet time this morning?  Where did it go?  You felt so close to God and now you feel nothing.

"Pray continually."  1 Thessalonians 5:17  NIV

"Pray without ceasing."  1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV

How can we stay connected with God all day long?  The Word tells us to pray without stopping.  Does that mean on our knees, hands folded, eyes closed praying?  No.  It means to stay in an attitude of prayer and worship at all times.  

How can we do that?

When you do that wonderful connected quiet time in the morning, ask God to help you stay connected with Him all day.  Ask Him to show Himself to you throughout the day.  When you are going about your day, say little prayers.  Pray just means talking to God.  If you are driving, pray.  If you are cooking, pray.  Showering, pray.  In line at the store, pray.

Listen to worship music.  Between radios, music players on cell phones, music players on the computer, and ipods, we are never without music.  Listen to worship music.  I love to listen to Spotify on my cell.  I can turn on select any instrumental or worship music and I feel His presence.

Read the Word.  I have a Bible in my living room and in my nightstand.  I used to carry a small one in my purse but now I have YouVersion on my cell.  While I much prefer to have an actual Bible in my hands, no matter where I am, the Word is with me on my cell.  If you are waiting in the drive thru, for a doctor appointment, in line at the store or in the parking lot waiting for the kids to get out of school, read the Word.  You can pick a Psalm or Proverb and be blessed in those few minutes.

When you walk away from your quiet time, you don't have to leave God there.  Keep an attitude of worship and praise throughout your day to stay connected to God.

Sweet Blessings~

Linking with:
Five Minute Friday

Brag on God Friday


  1. Staying connected with Lord throughout the the day is of utmost importance! Thanks for the gentle reminder, Jenifer! Good post!

  2. Staying connected to God is our lifeline in this chaotic, life. Lucky for us we don't need a phone to have our conversations with Him. Thanks for the inspiring words. Quilted blessings, Nita

  3. The minute my eyes hit the scripture, I got the Godbumps. So gooood! Its encouraging me to make some connections about other things God is talking to me about. Thank you sweet friend.

    <3 Kendra

  4. This is exactly what I have been dealing with lately with work - I have had days in which I don't feel that I look up until it's time to go home, at which point I say, "Oh! God! Fancy seeing you here!"... Thanks for the encouragement to keep on staying connected, despite the intrusions! ~Lori

  5. Hi Jennifer, isn't it wonderful that the God of the universe wants to stay connected with us? Oh my, what an amazing and incredible blessing that we can draw near to God and He will draw near to us. *Very happy sigh*

    Merry Christmas blessings to you!!


  6. Great encouragement, Jenifer! Our time with God in the morning is wonderful, but we can keep that feeling all day. God wants to stay connected with us all day.

  7. Hi Jenifer - amen, beautiful post. Remain continually connected throughout the day to God and His word.
    God bless

  8. amen, thanks for the ideas about how to stay connected. God bless you!


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