5 Ways to Engage With God From Home

5 Ways to Engage with God from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect towns and cities across America, making it a difficult time to spend time with our friends and loved ones, run our normal errands, and of course, visit our place of worship. 

Bishop Blake is most concerned with the health and wellness of the West Angeles congregation, and at this time, in-person worship is not available. 

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t creative ways to engage with West Angeles Church and spend time with God from home, alongside your family. 

Until we are safely worshipping in West Angeles Cathedral once again, here are 5 ideas on how to engage with God on your own:

  • Watch Bishop Blake online...as a family!

    West Angeles Church has made it simple for you to get receive your weekly message from Bishop Blake by using Westa.TV, visiting the West Angeles YouTube, or visiting the West Angeles Facebook. Through these online resources, you can watch Bishop Blake’s live Sunday Services, and join him for Bible Study on Wednesday nights. Pull up your computer, or connect your computer to your television, and watch from the comfort of your own home with your family, just as if you were attending church throughout the week.

  • Implement a ‘Verse of the Day.’

    Get together with your family and/or friends, and each day, share a ‘Verse of the Day’ with each other. For instance, if you’re a family of four, designate one person each week to provide the ‘Verse of the Day’ for that week. Write it on your refrigerator white board. Share it over a group text chain. Figure out the easiest way to make sure everyone is able to digest the verse and share it that way. Pick verses that are meaningful to you or that relate to something your family/friends might be going through.

  • Research – don’t just read – the Bible.

    A majority of us have some extra downtime right now. Use that downtime productively, by opening your Bible and exploring it in ways you haven’t explored it before. Read new scriptures, revisit scriptures that you haven’t engaged with in awhile, and try to better understand potentially difficult aspects of God’s Word. It’s on us to spend as much time learning the Bible as Bishop Blake spends teaching it to us. Give yourself daily or weekly benchmarks to achieve, and hold yourself accountable to them.

  • Interact with something Godly on earth.

    There are so many miracles on this earth, ones that only God could have created. If you have the space and health to go on a road trip, visit the mountains that God created. Go put your feet in the ocean, all while practicing social distancing and wearing a mask. Engage with His wonderful creations. If you can do it safely, go see the Grand Canyon. Or, read about it. We sometimes forget about the miracles He performed on this earth that don’t appear in our everyday lives. Engage with the world and appreciate its beauty – the beauty that’s been created by God.

  • Update your prayer.

    Do you say the same prayer every morning, noon and night? That’s great! The act of praying is what’s important. But maybe it’s time to expand your prayer. Maybe it’s time to shorten it. Think of new people you can pray for. Think of new ways to pray. If you pray in bed, maybe try praying on your knees, and vice versa. Pray at night? Try praying in the morning, too. Mix up your prayers and your prayer schedule. Refresh your passion for prayer!