God In The Everyday

Do you see God in your everyday life? Do you only recognize Him on Sunday mornings? Sometimes I think we look for the profound instead of noticing the simple experiences. Anything can spark a thought that leads us to a better place. Tonight, as the snow melts and the rains fall, I felt like I needed to part the Red Sea in my flooded basement to do laundry. Suddenly, the mundane became an exercise in faith.

Have you ever said someone thought he walked on water? How many times have we all said we should build an ark after a long rainy spell? These funny quips are the start of beautiful reflections. Even people who do not feel particularly ‘religious’ know the story of the ark. So, they know that God made a promise to us – that’s renewal and faith. People who have not been to church in a long time still know the story of the prodigal son. So they know that it is possible to turn back to God after an absence – that’s restoration and joy. And, what about David and Goliath? Even the media uses this reference. If you understand that David slew the giant Goliath with just a sling-shot, then you understand how God gives us each something special that is perfect for us – something that is needed in this world to make it better for everyone.

We don’t need intense moments of concentrating on prayer and biblical teachings to see God. We simply need to be aware and open to the way He works and moves in our lives. Let your mind wander when someone mentions a good Samaritan. Let it wander to the beginning, the root of that story and the courage of that man from Samaria who cared for his neighbor. Understanding God’s love and desires for us doesn’t need to be difficult or complicated. It just needs to be accepted and cherished.


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