“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”
Lately, the biggest lesson God has given the blessing of revealing to me is simple but so so awesome! I know for me and you may feel this at times too. In this world we live in, constantly surrounded by so much negative, the busyness of our lives, and being influenced in all the worst ways. There are moments where we can feel so far from God. I know for me, there is a lot of times where I feel disconnected from Him and as I want to be closer to Him, sometimes it seems hard to see God’s presence in my life. My big problem through this is that I fail to seek God’s presence! God is literally all around us, His presence can be seen all over His beautiful creation, the birds, the bees, every animal, every tree and blade of grass. God made that happen!
We can see God’s beauty, His power and faithfulness all around us but first, we must stop to see it. God has given us every way possible to be close to Him. Although we can’t see Him physically, well we can because God is there! Look at your lives. From the first breathes you take when you wake up in the morning, the food you eat, the house you have, God made that happen! For me, what helped so much was taking more time to stop and see the way God’s working in my daily life. The smallest, easy to miss things we look over so often, I started to see how God is making Himself known to me.
For example, yesterday, I was sent this beautiful picture above the title today of the sunrise on Easter morning by a God Gold friend! God has his fingerprint all over that! WOW!!!! And today, a man who I had helped with some groceries when he comes in the store, a man I had recently avoided so I didn’t have to help him. Just wanted to put that in perspective so you see how easily we can miss out on witnessing and experiencing God work in such awesome ways in our lives. The man knew I was in school and studying to work in ministry for God, my dad came up to me and handed me a $20 bill. The man had looked for me this morning and couldn’t find me, so he gave the money to my dad and said he felt the need to help me with my education and everything I have going on. In a season of life where $20 is a lot, what a blessing of God’s hand at work in a random man’s life that reached out to help mine! It’s moments like that that show God’s faithfulness and love all over our lives! I am beyond thankful for this blessing but even more thankful to have a relationship with such a loving, faithful and close God who is always working for our good!
I guess the main point of this lesson for me, that I pray will be an encouragement to you and move you closer in your daily walk with the Lord is that first, God is present always, He’s all around us working all of the time in our lives, He has made Himself known to us and He continues to make Himself more known to us daily. Secondly, we have no excuse not to be close to God, to not see Him, see His work, His love and constant faithfulness in our lives. The only thing stopping us from experiencing God in the fullest of ways, the loving closeness that He so desires to have with us. The only thing stopping us is us. Step back today and seek God, seek Him in His creation, seek to see the way He is always at work in your lives, seek Him through coming to Him and just talking, and seek Him through His Word where you can find His heart and His awesome love for us all so clearly! It’s like playing hide and seek, except God’s not hiding at all, but sometimes we aren’t seeking so as He is present, embrace and open yourselves up to His awesome presence by seeking Him out! If it’s hide and seek you’ll always win because you’ll always find God and even better, you’ll find LIFE through Him and with Him!