Connecting with who you really are in God will lead you to a greater sense of belonging and true intimacy with Him as well as others.
So sometimes it’s nice to have a good rainy “inside” day, especially on Saturdays when we don’t have to be at work. It’s a good time to cuddle up with a book or maybe have a “movie marathon.” For me I feel more contemplative. I like taking some time to be alone with my thoughts.
Journaling can be a good way to put your thoughts together but some of you may ask, “Well, what would I write down?” And I would answer — thoughts, feelings, dreams, aspirations.
Take right now, what are you feeling? Look inside and out. Physically are you cold? Hungry? Bored? Tired? What about your emotions? Are you upset? Depressed? Overwhelmed? Excited? Are you really honest with how you feel or are you worried that you should or shouldn’t be feeling this way?
Honesty is the Best Policy
Being honest and open with your feelings is important; it reveals how you’ve incorporated the Father’s love into your life. When you know you’re loved no matter what — including how you think or feel — then you’re more likely to be truthful about it. Understanding that God loves you unconditionally gives you that freedom.
And when we can be honest with ourselves, then it makes it easier to be honest with others, especially our spouses and family members. Keeping our hearts open and sincere with one another is a means of expressing love. As we stay vulnerable and transparent, it opens the way for others to do so too.
So just be real. I believe that’s what this world is looking for — real people with a real God. It’s starts with us being real and honest with ourselves, knowing who we are, how we feel, what our goals are. As this trickles down through our family and friends, it will eventually reach the lost. When we are in touch with our own selves, we are ultimately touching the world.