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  • Writer's pictureVictoria Shilongo

Building a Strong Faith: How to Connect with God Daily

Hello Beautiful soul, have you ever felt lost or disconnected, longing for a deeper connection with something greater than yourself? I know I have. There was a time in my life when I wandered through my days feeling empty and uncertain, completely disconnected from God and my faith.

This lack of connection led me into unfavorable situations, and I found myself doubting God, His sovereignty, and even my own beliefs. I was torn between faith and doubt, feeling crazy for believing in God when so many around me didn’t. But I’ve learned that it’s okay to believe and serve God on our own, for He is our Redeemer, our guide, our shield, and our provider. He is pretty much all we need.

Understanding the Importance of Faith

Faith is more than just a belief system; it’s a guiding light that provides us with comfort and direction in our daily lives. When we build a strong spiritual foundation, we gain a sense of purpose and peace that goes beyond our circumstances.

Why Faith Matters in Our Daily Lives

Faith acts as an anchor, grounding us in times of uncertainty and shaky times. It’s the quiet assurance that we are not alone, that we are loved and protected by a higher power.

The Benefits of a Strong Spiritual Foundation

  1. Guidance: Faith provides us with moral and ethical direction, helping us make wise decisions.

  2. Comfort: In times of trouble, our faith offers comfort and hope.

  3. Purpose: Faith gives our lives meaning and helps us understand our place in the world.

The Role of Faith in Providing Guidance and Comfort

Reflecting on sacred texts can offer immense guidance. One verse that always comforts me is Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." This verse reminds us that God has a purpose for our lives, even when we can’t see it.

A timeles sage writing in her journal, capturing her thoughts, prayers, and reflections on her spiritual journey.
Toria Indie reading her Bible, writing in her journal, capturing her thoughts, prayers, and reflections on her spiritual journey.

Practical Daily Practices

To build a strong faith, we need to incorporate daily practices that keep us connected to God.

  • Starting Your Day with Prayer

Begin each day with a simple prayer. It doesn't have to be long or complicated; just speak from your heart. Here’s an example: "Dear God, thank you for this new day. Guide my steps and help me live according to Your will. Amen."

  • Reading and Reflecting on a Bible Verse

Choose a verse each day to read and reflect upon. Consider what it means to you and how you can apply it to your life. For instance, Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."

  • Journaling Your Thoughts and Prayers

Write down your thoughts, feelings, and prayers. This helps you process your experiences and see how God is working in your life. It’s a way to document your spiritual journey and reflect on your growth.

One way that allows me to cultivate a daily writing practice is by embodying that I am an alien on this planet, and I am documenting my journey, sort of writing a report to my higher self, which also serves as a guide for my girls. My journaling has become easier with this mindset shift.

I mean think about it, we are spirits after all, having a human experience.

Step-by-Step Guide to Incorporating These Practices

  1. Morning Prayer and Meditation: Start with a short prayer upon waking and meditation. How I get to meditate effortlessly now is by knowing that I am communicating to God, and so that means I need to listen without allowing my thoughts to run wild. You are to obey the Father when He speaks. Mind your manners.

  2. Daily Verse: Read and reflect on a Bible verse during breakfast.

  3. Journal: Spend a few minutes at the end of the day journaling your thoughts and prayers.

Staying Connected Throughout the Day

Maintaining a connection with God doesn’t stop with morning practices. It’s important to stay mindful of His presence throughout your day.

  • Practicing Gratitude

Take moments to thank God for the blessings in your life. This can be as simple as appreciating the beauty of nature or expressing gratitude for the people you love.

  • Being Mindful of God's Presence in Everyday Activities

Whether you’re studying, playing, working or just relaxing, remind yourself that God is within you. Acknowledge His presence and seek His guidance in your daily activities.

  • Taking Moments to Pray and Reflect During Busy Times

Even during a hectic day, find small pockets of time to pray and reflect. It could be during a walk between classes, while waiting for a friend, or before a meal.

Tips for Maintaining a Connection with God in Various Aspects of Life

Toria Indie praying and reading her Bible daily
Toria Indie praying and reading her Bible daily

  1. Gratitude Moments: Pause to give thanks for simple joys.

  2. Mindfulness: Consciously acknowledge God’s presence in your actions.

  3. Prayer Breaks: Take short breaks to pray and reconnect with God.


Building a strong faith requires consistent, daily efforts. It’s making small, intentional practices a part of your routine to stay connected with God.

Try this

Start today by incorporating one new practice into your routine. Choose a morning prayer, a daily verse, or start journaling your thoughts and prayers. Kindly share how it goes in the comment section down below. Don't be shy now.

Closing Thoughts

Remember, every small step you take brings you closer to God. He is always there, waiting to guide, comfort, and love you. Trust in Him, and you’ll never feel alone on your journey.

As always, remain faithful.

I love you


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