Everyone is different. People learn things in different ways. Like in school, they say you can be a visual learner or you learn with physically doing something etc., I feel it same with religion. No matter religion you are or you don’t believe in anything that is totally fine, but I consider myself a Christian so this is just my own personal experience.
I grew up in a Christian home. I went a Lutheran church when I was living in the South, and then when I moved to Washington State I went to a non-denominational church. I used to be a part of a group called Jams where we would meet every Wednesdays and learn songs and prepare for a show at the end of the year. Then when I moved churches I went to Awana’s, which was basically this youth group where you learn a whole bunch of bible verses. So I can spew out bible verses like no one’s business. I then went back to the church where I did Jams during my middle school years. And that is when I started to struggle with making my faith my own. I always had my parents telling me what they believed and telling me I needed to go to Sunday school even though some weeks I did not want to go. I also at the time had a Mormon friend who invited me to her church and my parents were very against that. I feel at that moment I decided I wanted to understand why Christianity was the “right” religion in my parents. So I would look at google (I know, not the most reliable but I still learned some things) and try and understand religions. I looked mostly at Mormonism and the differences from Christianity.
But that is not what this blog post is about.
When I went into high school I realized that there was certain things I like better than other during church. Since I have ADD I cannot sit still for too long, I just get bored. So the main church I went to for 13 years of my life, had long sermons that would lose my focus. My mind is kind of kid like in the way that I cannot understand wordy sentences. I need simple, to the point. I also love rabbit trails, little stories that bring the message to life and make them relatable. This church that I went to also placed huge emphasis on reading the bible, which I totally think is great, but again, like I said, I cannot follow wordy sentences and I cannot interpret other people’s writings. So reading the bible is really hard for me, especially if I was to just sit and read a whole chapter I would have no idea what I read. (Except Romans, that is a great book! Read it if you struggle with reading other parts of the bible.)
So basically I have been introduced to many different ways to worship God. And I have found that for me, worship is the best way I worship God. I feel so close to Him when I am singing praises to him. It’s like no one else is around me and I can tell God how I feel. To me, it’s a combination of everything, reading the bible (Most bible verses are made into songs), praying (A lot of songs are great prayers.) and just spending time with God. I think that everyone should worship God in the way the best fits for them. However you feel closest to God, because that will grow your relationship with him best.
I hope you all have one amazing week and feel loved because you are all loved by the one true King.
John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Here are a list of the songs that best speak to me if you want to check them out!
God Our Strength
God of Miracles
One Thing Remains
Anything from Hillsong and Hillsong Young and Free