“When do you feel closest to God?”
Across the table sits a sweet, young friend who will be heading off to college in a few weeks. Her eyes widen in surprise at my question, and I can see her searching for the “right” answer.
Our server sets down our breakfast, and we pray. Then I wait, the question still lingering between us.
“Umm, what do you mean? Like, when have I felt closest to God in my life? Or what do I do that makes me feel close to God?”
I smile, because I know she wants to be honest, but she also wants to be right. She knows me well enough by now to know that the honest answer is the right one, but old habits are hard to break. I get it.
“No, I mean when do you feel closest to God on a regular basis. What spiritual practices help you truly connect with Him?”
Her eyes sparkle as she begins to understand what I’m asking, but she still answers hesitantly. “Umm, maybe when I am alone with God, reading my Bible…. by myself?”
Yes! That’s it. Alone with God…