Finding God in Our Everyday Moments
What's your story today? What character are you right now? The triumphant one? The struggling one? The hopeful one? The misfit or the popular one? Whichever one you think you're emulating right now, one thing is true - God is with you, he is for you, and he has a purpose and a plan for the story of your life.
There are a lot of things that pull us away from being aware of God's presence. We get busy, we go through hard things, or we even get caught up with good things. My hope is that these posts give us a moment to reflect and see where he has been with us, no matter what we're going through.
So, on that note, the theme for this first week of the God-Weaved journey is SEE.
Where do you SEE God?
This past week, my church focused on Mark 10:46-52, where Jesus heals a blind man. In the following verses from that passage, we hear Jesus ask a question that my pastor encouraged us to think about in our own lives:
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked.
“My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!”
And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road. Mark 10:31-32
When I thought about how I might answer that question, "What do you want me to do for you?" the first thought that came to my mind was this: I'd like you to give me peace.
But the minute I said that, I couldn't help but feel a bit foolish, not because that's a bad answer, but because it seems to be something I've asked for quite often. Because I know he loves me, and know he understands me, I don't think Jesus gets angry and tells me to stop bugging him for the same thing again. But I do wonder if he looks at me lovingly, shakes his head and says, "Oh dear daughter, don't you know you already have it?"
I say that because of John 14:27, which says, "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid."
That one little verse might just tell me all I need to know to SEE God, because it's often the distractions of this world, along with my own worries or fear, whether warranted ones or not, that keep me blinded to his presence in my life.
So, what about you? What keeps you from seeing? What blinds you? And on another note, what helps you see him? What reminds you he's right there with you?
That's what we're going to explore together this week. Together this week, let's read the following passages. Then try journaling about what you notice as you read them, what you notice about God in your life this week, or to the specific prompts I provide. Feel free to comment here at any time.
My next post will be a devotional with more thoughts on these readings and where I see God. In the meantime, I pray you have a blessed week, seeing God in the miraculous, the mediocre, the mundane. or even in the messy moments of your story this week.
This week's Theme: SEEING GOD
This week' Readings (Read any or all of these):
1 Peter 2: 1-10,
2 Kings 6:8-23,
Today I read (insert Bible verse or passage) The part that stood out to me was ......... This made me think of ..... or wonder about ......
What are you asking Jesus to do for you?
What do you want God to show you?
Write a prayer to God about anything that came to your mind in your reading or at any other time this week.
Where did you see, hear, or feel God with you this week?
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