I’m posting the for the sake of others! What do you do if you feel that you’ve lost that special “connection” with God? Various age answers please.
First, you check yourself. Are you following the golden rule? Are you holding a grudge against someone? Are you following a pattern of sin? Are you praying regularly and deeply? Are you reading God’s word, and, just as important, meditating on it?
It is hard to do everything right at one without missing anything. There are basically three things I would suggest doing to re-establish connection with God, and they are simple. After all, if connection has been lost with an earthly friend, what do you do? 1.If there is something wrong between you, you make it right. 2.If there is simply lack of time together, you make time. 3.If there is lack of depth between you, you dig deeper.
1. Make it right. Confess sin. Confess wrong opinions you have had about God. And be sincere. If you can’t be sincere, tell Him that you don’t feel repentant yet, and ask Him to change that. Make sure you are doing not only what is right, but what God wants from you particularly.
2. Make time together. Read the Bible. But reading isn’t enough. You have to understand. If you don’t understand, ask for understanding; God gives to those who ask. Meditate on the truths of scripture; it does more than you might think. And pray! Any time, anywhere. If you see something awful on the news, pray right then. You don’t have to put it off, for goodness sake! God is always available.
3. Make the relationship deep. You can pray to God about everything. Here’s one sure-fire hint for meaningful prayer (tested and tried by me): Say what you mean, and mean what you say. You don’t need to say “thank you for putting me in this time and place” when in your heart you want to blurt out “God, I just feel rotten today! Nothing has gone right, and nobody is being nice to me! I know You say to love our enemies, but I really haven’t been able to do it today. I honestly don’t feel the least bit forgiving towards ‘insert name here’.” Guess what! The very act of confessing what you know is wrong with yourself gives you a whole new perspective on it. God knows what you are thinking anyway; don’t hide it from him! The more you give to Him, the more He will give to you. And this isn’t a one-way thing. Listen, don’t just talk. You may learn something.