How to Love God Without Going to Church: The Guide to God 101
I once heard someone say “They better give me off this friday! It’s good friday, and that’s when I f*cking go to church. Im not coming in wednesday either.” This got me thinking, People really do love God. It also led me to ponder, imagine how much more they would love Him if they knew the tenderhearted, always faithful Father that answers my prayers.
But none of us just start there, and some of us know we got a good thing going with the big guy upstairs, but we’re just not ready for this church thing. So here is my list of things you can do to guide you to God until you’re ready to wake up early on a Sunday and PTL!
Im sure you’ve seen that one really Christian friend of yours post it: “It’s not about Religion, It’s about Relationship.” Well they’re not about poetry obviously…but they’re right. Start having long drawn out conversations to God about whatever you want. How you hate washing your car, or how your boss gets that one vain in his forehead when he yells at you for not finishing the presentation on time. Whatever it is, talk to God about it.
The point of this is not to talk to a brick wall or a magician in the sky or santa-god, but to see how God will actually start to move things around in your life, like your mood first and foremost (Cuz you got anger problems, bro. Did you stop lifting?).
This little thing is called prayer.
Oh c’mon. Don’t tell me you don’t know what that means! Your friends, your crew! Reach out to some friends who seem like they have this God thing down a bit. Just because they aren’t close doesn’t mean it will be awkward, trust me, you will make their day.
Ask them literally whatever you want, they won’t get offended or weirded out. Tell them you’re not ready for church just yet and they will respect that.
Apps on Apps
Take those friends, tell them to pay for your Applebee’s half off appetizers, meet with them for an hour, and have them download the bible app to your phone. Once they do that they will explain to you where you should start reading it from and how you should read it.
Bible apps have an awesome setting that can send you a little scripture every day. The more you read it every day, the more you will see it line up to your life. God will be talking to you with His word. How cool is that!
Rock & Roll!
At this point you might be thinking to yourself, i’m loving all of this! Now it’s the weekend ill see ya monday…wrong. Grab those app woes of yours and invite them to a concert! In my opinion Andy Mineo for hip hop, Christon Gray if you like some soul, For Today if you wanna mosh your face off and Gungor if you’re a musician.
Hopefully after having done all of these you will be wanting to share this article from the pews. But I suppose we can take it one step at a time.
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