How to Feel Tuned to God
How many times do we go through our day, our week, or even a few months and not feel connected to God? How to feel tuned to God is to ask ourselves, why don’t we feel connected to him. I know on more than one occasion I’ve felt burnt out with the day to day tasks and didn’t feel connected. Sin had separated man from God, but God in His infinite mercy and abundant love brought man back into fellowship with him. Now he expects the continuity of this relationship between Himself and man. So you must keep the relationship going if you have been reconciled to God. You must remain in tune with Him.
Be in constant communion with God. Ephesians 6:18 KJV
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
You will never develop a close relationship with God by just attending church once a week or even by just having a daily quiet time as the normal routine. Friendship with God is built by sharing all your life experiences with him.
God wants more than an appointment in your schedule even with your habit of a daily devotional time with God. He wants to be involved in every activity, every conversation, every thought, and even every problem. The habit of “praying without ceasing” from 1 Thessalonians 5:17 means conversing with God while cooking, eating, shopping, bathing,driving, working, taking out trash or performing any other day-to-day task. You can carry on a continuous, open-ended conversation with God throughout your day, talking with him about whatever you are doing or thinking at that moment. All you do can be “spending time with God” if he is invited to be a part of it and you stay aware of his presence.
How to Feel Tuned to God
Rick Warren says Since God is with you all the time, no place is any closer to God than the place where you are right now.
Have a humble, broken and contrite spirit before him.
A contrite heart is so necessary in our spiritual development that the person who has never had one may not be prepared. This theme of humility and acceptance is repeated throughout scripture.
We may feel emotionally scared by the tragic events we have experienced, but God finds pleasure in the humility. “contrite” , in the phrase “the contrite ones,” is the root word ‘daka.’ It also implies “to crush.” In scripture, the Greek word ‘daka’ is translated into the English words or phrases: beat to pieces, break in pieces, broken, bruise, contrite, crush, destroy, humble, oppress, and smite—to name a few.
The humble and contrite are able to hear God and tremble at his word. There is no mocking from the humble and contrite. The contrite and humble can be trusted not to distort the word of God to his own personal benefit.
The contrite person does not carry the anger or fear of punishment that characterizes the bitter person. God assures us that He is near us when our hearts are broken and our spirits are crushed, whether we feel like it or not.
Have a sincerity of heart in serving God.
serve genuinely out of sincere reverence for God. This means that we are to work just as hard when alone as when watched by others. Our effort should not merely be given to win favor but rather out of dedication to the Lord. Even if your employer does nothing to deserve your respect; it is due them given their position over you. To serve them well, is to serve Christ well.
How to Feel Tuned to God
Have the willingness to do his will for your life in every given situation.
Alexander MacLaren said” Those who come near Christ will become like Christ.. If we draw near to Jesus Christ, life from him will pass into our hearts and minds”
When you feel tuned to God, it’s not that you’re better than anyone else. It’s not that you’re above other people. It’s that God has spoken to your heart and given you the words to respond to His voice.
You can’t tune yourself to God if you don’t have a relationship with Him. If you don’t know Jesus or if you’re trying to find Jesus, then no matter how hard you try, it won’t work out. You can’t be tuned to God when there is no connection between your heart and His.
It takes time for this relationship to develop and grow, but once it does it will be stronger than any other relationship in your life. When we get a good look at ourselves through the mirror of Christ’s love for us, our lives are transformed forever.
God is the source of all that is good in us. The more we know God, the more we will love him.
God wants us to feel good about ourselves and our lives, to be grateful for all that he has given us, and to have a healthy sense of confidence in him. We should feel tuned to God when we are doing what he wants us to do and when we are following his will for our lives.
We can’t tune ourselves to God by force; it must come from within us as a natural response. To tune ourselves to God, we need to accept his gifts and live our lives according to his plan for us.
God wants to be your best friend. He wants to be your lover, your life-long companion, and your confidant. He wants to be the one you turn to when you need help, comfort, and guidance.
God is not separate from you. He is part of you; the more you know Him, the more He will reveal Himself to you and give you more of Himself.
The only way that we can experience this closeness with God is through prayer and meditation on His Word. When we meditate on Scripture, God speaks directly into our hearts and minds through His Spirit (John 16:13).
We can have fellowship with God through prayer because it is a personal encounter between us as individuals who are seeking Him for our own sake; it does not happen when we go out and do something or go somewhere else or simply sit by ourselves doing nothing!
What are you waiting for? Start a relationship with Him, stay tuned to Him.
Written By Wunmi Oyesanya