Perhaps the heart of 'letting god in' is realizing God is already there.
I am touched by these words from Emanuel Swedenborg; "It can never be said that God is outside of anybody" (Heaven and Hell #54). This quote expresses beautifully this deepest, most sacred idea that God is deeply and intimately present in every fiber of our being.
Sometimes, this can feel far from true. We can feel alone, despairing, lost. And so we explore in this issue the practices we might do to open to that Divine presence. To offer an invitation of sorts.
We explore ancient rituals of invitation, insights from wise sojourners, and the healing balm of God's word.
How do you let God into your life?
Articles in this issue
Inviting the Lord into challenging experiences
In troubling times, it can feel like God is far away from us. Here are some quotes to remind us that during these moments He's…
New Church rituals and traditions
Is our salvation dependent on participation in certain church ceremonies or rituals? While attendance at services may not automatically get us into heaven, these rituals…
"I've been distant from God for so long, how can I restart the conversation with Him?"
Have you ever felt distant from God and wanted to restart the conversation with Him, but were unsure how? Chuck Blair reminds us that actions…
Changing lives: finding strength in difficult times
Nina shares her thoughts on inviting the Lord into her life through prayer and what it's done for her as a friend, employee, wife, and…
Seeking answers about finances
How do we integrate something as worldly as financial decision-making with our spiritual values and practices?
Exploring the Heavenly City (small group Bible study)
The book The Heavenly City explores consciously inviting God into areas of our lives we'd like to grow and improve. Gather some friends together and…