Happy Sunday! Sunday is my favorite day of the week. I feel like it’s still the weekend as well as the beginning of the week. To me it’s a day dedicated to family time. I just love Sunday. Most people think of church for Sunday and while it is true a lot of religions celebrate church on Sunday I feel like it shouldn’t be dedicated to just one day, at least not for me.
Over the years I have noticed that my mood is directly related to how I am feeling spiritually. I am referred to being spiritually fed. If I haven’t been taking time to be spiritually fed I just feel crummy. However, also in reverse of that, I tend to manage my days better when I am activity seeking God in my daily life. Knowing how to make my day smoother, you would think I would be 100% consistent with my spiritual walk but I am not. Like you, I am human and not perfect. I make an effort for sure but sometimes I allow the things going on in my life sort of take over and before I realize it I am having a bad mood.
It took a long time to realize that a deeper connection with God was what I needed and looking for. I grew up going to church and it meant something very special to me. I didn’t realize how important it was until I moved away for college and no longer had it though. I felt lost. I struggled to find a place over the next several years that gave me that same connection I once had. I was spiritually hungry. I moved around from church to church but none seemed to fit. And it wasn’t just the churches but the groups offered or the classes. I was sad to think I couldn’t have that anymore. I stopped going for a while because it was too exhausting to figure it out. Then I met one of my best friends and tried her church. That was the catalysis for finding my way back to the relationship I had once had with God. I started by getting back into listening to sermons online, and reading my bible and joined a study group. I was happier than I had been in a very long time. I had joy and I was being fed.
Worship music has played a big part in my life as well. I’ve grown up listening to the old hymns and I seem to still remember the words. I love listen to Christian metal and rock music too. Listening to worship music helps get my day moving in the right direction. I find something so powerful in music that allows me to release and really experience what I have going on in my life. The best part, it’s so easy to do.
Matthew 6:33 says “Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” This has been so true for me. I have had some tough things happen in my life but above all things I feel so blessed. I know my faith in God is what keeps me going. For me I know in order to feel grounded and have joy I need to feel spiritually full. I want to encourage you not only today but everyday to do something that brings you joy and helps you feel happy. Something that helps you connect in a positive way with the world around you. Do something that makes your heart and spirit feel full. Sunday’s are my favorite day of the week and I try to have a little Sunday in everyday.