I’m always thoroughly amazed at the variety of ways that God connects with us! I just had a coffee w a great friend & we did all of the usual catch up conversation, but what I always most enjoy is talking about how God is integrated into our daily living. In this particular conversation, it was a very rich & deep experience as we shared the different ways that God is moving in our lives. My friend & I are at very different seasons in our lives but getting to listen to the various was that God is moving in my friends life is nothing short of breath taking. Indeed, I’ve walked away from our conversation w the Emmaus road expression, “was not my heart burning,” as we talked. Truly, it is an indescribably rich discussion when we get to talk deeply with close friends about Jesus & His work in our daily living. What a magnificent Christmas presence 🙂
I really like having spiritual conversations – not like theology driven, but more like a sincere dialogue about what God is saying at personal levels. I like hearing what God is saying to other people – I find that this often moves me closer to God. A few days ago, I got to stay up late talking w a friend about some questions & thoughts I’m having about God & I had the privilege to listen to her ideas, as well as her questions. I loved this time & found myself driving home & feeling deeply fulfilled & closer to God. I think there’s alot of value in such conversations both in our horizontal relationships & our relationship w God. Consider Paul’s words about Timothy & Epaphroditus in Philippians 2. He could say these great things about these 2 men because he had had multiple spiritual conversations w each of them.
What are some things you do (or can do) to foster spiritual conversations? Do you even want to have such conversations? Feel free to answer or not at your level of comfort. 🙂