Experiencing God means intentionally and consistently engaging with God in such a way that you open yourself to deeper understanding of him and deeper relationship with him. We are to use our minds, our bodies, our souls, and our emotions to love him.
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27
We can engage with God through all of our senses and in many different ways: through music, through prayer, through scripture, through the natural world. The methods of experiencing God are infinite. The five essential expressions of experiencing God are:
- Increasing your awareness of God’s love and presence
- Growing in the knowledge and grace of God
- Reflecting on and applying scripture in your everyday life
- Dialoguing authentically with God
- Worshipping God in spirit and in truth
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