But even there, if you seek GOD, your God, you'll be able to find him if you're serious, looking for him with your whole heart and soul. -Deuteronomy 4:29
The writer calls for us to seek God with all our being-heart, soul, and body. That's no small task. But if we actively search for God in our everyday lives, we will find God. God isn't hiding from us, like in a game of hide and seek.
Where are some places that you have experienced God's presence recently? Where were you? Who were you with?
As we begin a new year with classes and small groups I have been reflecting on ways that we can prepare a space for people to be open to experiencing and learning more about God's great love for us. Often times, my most meaningful experiences or "aha" moments happened when someone else had prepared a space where I was open to listen and look for God working in my life. They helped me to feel comfortable to ask questions and challenged me to open up my heart to encounter God.
Take the risk to find God today in your life. Search, and you will find God in unexpected places.
Every single encounter with God holds the promise of a new direction; a new perspective; a change of heart and mind. Go now resolved that your life will be different, transformed, made over again by the overwhelming grace of God.
Prayer for Today
God, help us to be bold in searching for you in unexpected places today. Surprise us with finding you in the actions and words of friends and strangers. Help us to find you today. Make your presence known to us in a real, tangible way. In Christ's Name, Amen.