Tonight a close friend asked me how I connect with God after I’ve been feeling distant.
Hers was a gentle invitation to ‘own’ my spiritual rituals and share them.
So I took the opportunity.
I started to reflect on the times I made every Friday ‘God night’.
In those times I lit candles, played my favourite music, sourced beautiful poetry and looked up Bible verses… and just talked to Him.
I talked and talked until I got it all out.
These were key elements of the formula.
These were – and still are – nights of beauty and reflection; bowing down and lifting up; hands open.
Nights of worship and surrender. Sorrow and joy. Nights of deep feeling.
And deep healing.
Nights of intimacy.
They are ‘God nights’ because here, I intentionally invite God in.
I ask for his help in fixing my eyes on Jesus.
In seeking his face.
In hearing his answers.
In knowing his will.
I seek, and I cry out, and then, in the silence, I listen.
And that’s the most important part.
So I invited her to create a God night too.
To make a date with her King.
To enter into His presence.
To listen to His song.
And become whole again.
Will you (or do you) do the same?