Growing In Faith
"The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they were never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." (Psalm 37:23-24, NLT)
In in the midst of the ordinary and the mundane it can be hard to see the hand of God. We may get stuck in a routine of waking up, going to work, coming home, making dinner, going to bed and hitting the repeat button every day.
But, it’s in the midst of the mundane that God can change our lives from ordinary to extraordinary! Sometimes it can feel like God is not at work in our lives or that He is even ignoring us! But, we have to remember that the invisible hand of God is at work in our life.
So, how can you know that God is at work in the mundane, every day of your life? First, remember God loves you so much. He loves everything about you and is concerned about every area of your life...the big, small, major, and minor parts. Second, wait on the Lord. More time may need to pass before you can see what God is doing. So keep trusting in the Lord.
It's easy with schedules and routines to coast through life feeling like we are on our own. We sometimes forget about God in certain situations when we are really busy and have a lot going on. To grow your relationship with Him, it is important to be more intentional of your current relationship with him and noticing Him in every moment of every day.
So, how do we do that?
Look for God in every situation daily. Whether it is big or small, look for Him. If you are just walking down the street, look for the beautiful things He has made. When you are with your friends or family, thank Him for putting those people in your life. Notice Him in the small moments of life when you would not really think much of it. Try to notice more of His presence and what He has done for you.
We're told to look for God in many places—in the scriptures, in our daily prayers, in our weekly worship—but God is everywhere. His presence surrounds us. Once we realize this, we can begin to learn how to find Him in our daily lives. Consider ways you can find him in your life, no matter what you’re doing or where you’re going.
An easy way to celebrate His presence in your life is to find reasons to be grateful. Search for things to be thankful for throughout your day—even if they may seem small and silly at first. Maybe you snagged a great parking space at the store. Maybe you found the perfect birthday gift for a friend. Or perhaps it was something as simple as your favorite song playing on the radio this morning.
Sincerely giving thanks not only helps us recognize our blessings, but it unlocks the doors of Heaven and helps us feel God's love. When we find time to pay attention and thank God for the little joys in our lives, we will be much more aware of His presence, of the small ways He blesses us every day.
He's in the big, the small, and everything in between of our lives...and He cares about it all! And we can praise Him at all times!