In a post a posted a few days ago, I mentioned starting a blog outside of tumblr. Something for me to write more personal things. Well it’s made!! I haven’t posted yet. I plan to next week. But it’s formedbyhim.blogspot.com :) This is my first actual blog i’ve made outside of tumblr so if any of you have blogspot and have any tips for me let me know!
I’ll keep y’all updated on to when I post, if anyone is interested. :)
PS. Im not quitting this blog!!! I love tumblr and all of you. I will still be posting on here as well :)
As the deer pants for streams of water so my soul pants for you O God. Psalm 42.1
"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing." (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Do not give up on the ones you love; your patient love and faithfulness may be exactly what they need to make a complete turnaround.
and Jesus adores you even more!
Good night everyone. :)
I know what you mean. I’ve been in the same situation. I strayed so far from my relationship with God, that even though I desired to have it back i didn’t even believe it to be possible.
What interests you? For me my interests are photography, writing, being with friends, and listening to music. In my seeking to grow closer to God I felt discouraged because when I talked to people they said “well pray and read your bible.” I tried, but I still felt so far from God. So I decided to form a relationship with Him doing the things that interested me.
I found a way to use my photography to glorify the beautiful things He’s made. It gave me a new appreciation of the beautiful creations that I never noticed before. Just by seeing these things in a new way, my relationship with Christ grew.
I used my love for writing by writing out my prayers and goals. I wrote like I was writing a letter that would be mailed straight to God. I pictured Him reading my prayers, thoughts and dreams and feeling what I felt while writing it. It gave me an understanding that He is more than a God but my FATHER who wanted a relationship with me. I still do this and it’s so relaxing and comforting.
I used my love of being with friends to grow closer to God by talking to them about how I felt. How I felt lost or confused. How much I wanted to be loved by Him but I didn’t know how. Sometimes these conversations lasted for hours and they turned into some of my most favorite memories. God used my friends to bring me closer to Him.
And lastly, I used music to improve my relationship with him by listening to worship songs. Actually sitting and not singing but listening to each word and thinking about what they meant. I usually did this while driving. At the time I was at school two hours from home and when I went home on the weekends I would spend the whole 2 hours just listening to different ways people expressed their relationships with God and the way they viewed Him, and it helped me make my own relationship. If you want some good bands to listen to let me know and i’ll give you a few of my favorites :)
So maybe use your interests in a way that you can tie into God. He gave you those interests for a reason! You just have to tie them in. I pray this helps. I love you!!