5 Easy & Simple Ways to Spend Time With God Daily

As a Christian, one of my greatest struggles is spending time with God every day.

To me, one of the best parts about being a Christian is that you can spend time with God anytime you want. There’s a constant connection between you and heaven. Isn’t that amazing? Yet, sometimes I don’t take advantage of it.

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Today I’m going to be sharing just a few things that help me spend time with God daily, and if you also struggle with that, then maybe this post will help you out, too. πŸ˜‰

I want to start off by saying that I have the best intentions. As a Christian, of course I want to spend as much time with God as possible!

But…other, Earthly things get in the way. School, dance, homework, social media, even blogging. All of these things distract me from what I should be focusing on (God). I could write a whole post about this… So while it’s not possible for me to go to a church service every night and actively worship God with groups of people, there are other things I do to make sure I spend time with God each day. πŸ™‚

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1. Listen to a Christian playlist

Like the rest of the world, I am 11/10 obsessed with music.

I love country. I love Hamilton. I love pretty much any movie soundtrack. I love classical. I even love some popΒ well, just Taylor Swift. And, I also loveΒ worship music.

Worship music is such an amazing way to spend time with God! It’s not hard at all to just turn on your worship playlist while you’re in the car, cleaning, or just relaxing in your room. Instantly you will be surrounded by God’s promises and love.

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me when I realized how amazing worship music is

A few of my favorite worship artists (in case you’re new to the whole worship music scene πŸ˜‰ ) are:

And there are SO many more that I didn’t name! I find Christian music to be inspiring, uplifting, and a constant source of hope no matter when I’m listening to it. It’s an easy way to spend more time with God and worship Him.

arrow2. Do a devotional

Devotionals are amazing.

Whether you have a book (I’ve used this one and this one, to name a couple) or are using an electronic one (I LOVE the devotionals from the free YouVersion Bible app), you can connect and deepen your relationship with God.

It’s such an easy thing to incorporate into your daily routine- maybe you get up ten minutes earlier and start off your day with a devo, or maybe you go to bed ten minutes later and end your day with it.

Devotionals are SO customizable- you get to pick what it is, when you do it, and how you interact with it (just reading it, or journaling, or take notes, etc.). They’re one of my favorite ways to spend time with God!

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3. Say a prayer before eating a meal

For as long as I can remember, every time my family sits down all together to eat, we’ve said the same prayer: “God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for this food. Amen.”

That prayer, as simple as it is, got me into the habit of praying before a meal as a child. But as my sister and I got older, and one of us was always at a sports practice or studying, my family stopped being able to eat together as often. And, gradually, I got out of the habit of praying before eating.

It’s a habit I hope to get back into, because it’s an easy way to incorporate interaction with God into an everyday routine. You can do more than just thank Him for your meal- thank Him for the resources He has given you, ask Him that he would provide for those with less, and if it’s dinner, maybe even thank Him for the day he gave you.

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It can be awkward to pray at a restaurant or at school, but remember that you don’t have to close your eyes or even speak out loud in order to pray. And if you are brave enough to close your eyes, maybe someone will ask what you’re doing and you can help lead someone to Christ!arrow

4. Listen to a sermon as you work on something

Honestly, technology is amazing.

And one of the best parts about it is that it can help you deepen your relationship with the Lord. Thanks to the internet, you can watch or listen to thousands (if not more) sermons anytime you want!

I’ve personally never done this, but I really hope to do so soon. All you have to do is Google “online sermons” and tons of free resources will come up, all with the sole purpose of letting you listen to the word of God.

If you’re cleaning your room or house, cooking a meal, or just really needing to feel God’s presence, then you can listen to a sermon. It’s an amazing way to spend time with God.

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5. Prayer journal

Prayer journaling is pretty self-explanatory- it’s like regular journaling, but better.

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Often, when I’m praying in my head, I’ll get distracted. I’ll start thinking about other things and before I know it, I’ve drifted away from praying.

What I love about prayer journaling is that it keeps that from happening. When I’m writing, I’m solely focused on what I’m writing right then and what I want to write next. It keeps me 100% focused on my prayer.

Another reason to love prayer journaling is that you’re able to see the prayers God has answered in your life. You can clearly look back and see when you prayed for something and when the prayer was answered. πŸ™‚

Prayer journaling is so easy and simple, but it’s such a great way to grow closer with God!

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I hope that this post was helpful for anyone who is looking to spend more time with God! I’m no expert, and I don’t spend as much time with my Creator as I should. For me, it takes repeating the same habits over and over again and I’m still working on getting in the routine of spending time daily with God. πŸ™‚

And of course, there are tons of more ways! (For example, I didn’t mention reading your Bible in this post, although it’s obviously a great way.) My best advice is to find a way that works for you and that gets you excited about your relationship with God.

How do you spend time with God? What are your methods- I’d love to hear them and chat with you in the comments.

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Photo byΒ Ben WhiteΒ onΒ UnsplashΒ >> Thank you to the photographer who took the amazing photo I used in my featured image!

 

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28 thoughts on “5 Easy & Simple Ways to Spend Time With God Daily

  1. awesome post Olivia! I really need to do more of these often. I LOVE HOLLYN TOO!! ❀ ❀
    the sad thing about the pre-meal prayer is that some people just do it as a ritual rather than actually meaning it. 😦

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  2. These are all very great tips! I honestly don’t find it awkward to close my eyes when I say Grace because… well others from other religions do it too. And it helps keep out distractions.

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  3. I love this post!! Some of my favorite worship songs are No Longer Slaves, Reckless Love, and Come to the Altar- do you know any of those? I’ve heard great things about Jesus Calling, and the 365 Devotions for Finding Rest looks so good too! I’ve never listened to a sermon while doing stuff, but I’ve definitely listened to podcasts centered around God- That Sounds Fun, The Next Right Thing. How I spend time with God: I kept a prayer journal for about a year I think, and then March or April, I started praying while getting ready in the morning and that’s what I’m doing now! I’m also reading through the Bible.

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    • Thank you Annie! Ooh, I have heard Reckless Love, and I love it. I think I would probably recognize the other ones if I heard them, but I should go listen to them now… XD
      Oh, podcasts is such a good idea! I need to listen to some, thank you for the recommendations.
      Praying while getting ready is such a good idea, I may have to start doing that…Thank you for your comment! πŸ™‚

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    • Hollyn is amazing! And no, I haven’t heard of Beckah Shae, but I just looked her up and realized I have in fact watched her “if Havana were a Christian song.” Her videos are so creative and her voice is beautiful, I’ll have to listen to more of her! πŸ™‚

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    • Yay, that makes me so happy! I actually haven’t listened to much Hillsong (besides Oceans), but a lot of the artists I listed have pretty different music styles than them. πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for reading!

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  4. Hey Olivia, lovely post once again! πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ I enjoy spending time with my Savior as well! I have not tried prayer journaling as of yet, but I do some of the other things you recommended. I love listening to Hollyn, Bethel Music, and Hillsong music, and I do devotionals from Christian girl ministries such as Girl Defined, Secret Keeper Girl, and others. I also like listening to sermons online. Right now I am into Transformation Church’s sermons––the pastor there is very engaging!

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  5. I just stumbled across your blog, and it’s so heartwarming to meet another book blogger that’s Christian ❀ I love all the ideas you listed here πŸ™‚ Chris Tomlin is such a classic. I honestly don't know anyone who doesn't like him πŸ˜‚I've really been liking the songs "Sing It Again" by Planetshakers and "Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury ^_^ I also find prayer journaling to be such a great way to spend time with God. I just everything I think of, but it really lets me be open πŸ˜€ I definitely need to pray before my meals tho! That's such a great reminder πŸ™‚

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    • Awe, thank you so much, Tiffany!πŸ’žI’m so glad you found my blog (and I’ll check yours out too!).

      Yes, Chris Tomlin is like THE Christian singer…I feel like most everyone listens to him! (And for good reason, of course.) I’ll have to listen to “Sing it Again”, and I’m currently obsessed with “Reckless Love.” I’ve been listening to it on repeat!

      I need to get better at prayer journaling! It truly is such a great way to connect with God. Thank you again for commenting!

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  6. Awesome!! These were such great tips, Olivia!! If you’d like, I’d love to see more Christian posts from you! You do a really great job! I just love your writing style! πŸŽ‰ Christian music, saying a prayer before meals, and prayer journaling are all ways In use to spend time with God! πŸ˜€

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