God so often reveals Himself to us in the ordinary day-to-day experiences of life. Yet we miss Him. These entries are to encourage us to look for Him, find Him, and worship Him. It's my prayer that my ordinary moments would spur you to look for your own.
"What He ordains for us each moment is what is most holy, best, and most divine for us." Jean-Pierre de Caussade
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A Cup Overflowing, 161-180
In his A Testament of Devotion, Thomas R. Kelly calls it "the immediate experience of the Presence." As he writes concerning our weighing the past in preparation for the future, "The Now is no mere nodal point between the past and the future. It is the seat and region of the Divine Presence itself."
I pray you're experiencing God in your NOW moments. And counting...
#161the season’s last berries
a divine appointment at the gym
praying at the pharmacy
#164a rainy afternoon with Mike and Julie -- always a blessing...
seeing a common duck's beauty for the first time
#166passages of Scripture that bring tears to my eyes
#167acquaintances who become friends
#168the way fog rolls in and coats the morning … and the way the sun rises
and ushers it out again
#169a would-be moment of complaining and grumbling turned into thanksgiving
– a true work of the Spirit
#170the early morning sound of approaching geese in flight
#171the way my heart is transformed by taking the time to sit in God’s
#172an early Sunday morning email that speaks encouragement and life to me
#173the way a squirrel "talks" to me -- by swishing his tail and barking
#174for establishing new relationships with old friends – and celebrating
them on their birthdays … Thankful for the years, Debra
#175that God loves beauty
#176a 4th Century theologian and desert father named Evagrius –
1600 years later his words still speak to a woman in middle GA
#177sitting with my daddy in church
my daddy's hands
#179sunshine and rain … simultaneously
#180that every “now” is an eternity if it is full of God (Frank Laubach)