“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1
Go on a walk with Jesus.
Doodle with Jesus.
Go on a bike ride with Jesus.
Drink coffee with Jesus.
Knit with Jesus.
Go fishing with Jesus.
Spend time with Him.
Let me explain:
As you lace up your boots and embark on a hike, remember the beauty that surrounds you is a testament to your Creator. Amidst the breathtaking landscapes and still surroundings, witness the handiwork of your King. As the Psalmist says, “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.: (Psalm 19:1 NLT) Join creation in signing the praises of God.
As you mix and blend hues to create a masterpiece, remember that you were made in the image of the greatest Artist of all. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Through each stroke, invite Jesus to guide your hands, allowing your artwork to reflect His beauty and truth. He is our greatest inspiration.
When pedaling along a scenic path with the wind rushing against your face, embrace the joy of riding a bike as a way to encounter Jesus. Just as a bicycle requires balance and coordination, our faith calls us to do the same. Let us invite Jesus to be our steady guide, helping us navigate the twists and turns of life. Even your bike can become a vessel that takes you closer to the presence of God and understanding your faith. Through rhythm, endurance, and focus.
Through campfire conversations and shared moments of fellowship, invite Jesus to be the center of your gathering, deepening your relationships with Him and one another. Find joy and laughter, dream about the future and what God will do, and spend time remembering and praising Him for all he's done. Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who are mourning, and laugh with those who laugh.
You see, Jesus is not only in the quiet morning with an open bible and a pot of coffee, although He is certainly there. He is also in the mundane, celebratory, or even painful moments of life. Reading scripture shouldn’t only affect your quiet time, it should transform your life! Jesus wants to spend time with you while you mow your lawn in the summer sun, write music in the park, or rest in a hammock. Through the lens of His word, invite Jesus into all the places of your life. Resting with Him, and enjoy Him. Spend time with Him. It’s not about what you do; it’s about how you do it and who you do it for. Have quiet time with Jesus and enjoy life with Jesus. Invite Him into the hardest, most painful parts of your life, and invite Him into the part of your life that you enjoy the most. Enjoy His presence, declare His praises, and abide in Him, always.
It’s not about the element of your worship; it’s about the object of your worship. Jesus.