How my ‘God nights’ put my life right again

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.

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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?

4 Comments

  1. This is so beautiful . . .so reflective of your heart for Him. Thank you for sharing with us Ali! And yes, I want to follow your example and do this too!

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