October 14, 2016
While He was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!’ (Matthew 17:5).
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Often I feel like I am living ground hog day all over again. I go through the motions. Wake up. Coffee. Bible. Work. Kids. Husband. Dinner. TV. Sleep. Repeat.
Days just are what they are sometimes. We have tasks we have to do, roles we have to play and agendas that simply need to be followed.
Some days, half of me wants to run away from it all, saying, “Come back again tomorrow: I am on a long term retreat with God that lasts forever.” I just want to give up and give in because I feel that all my doing is making me miss the greatest being ever – Jesus.
Do you ever feel like your busy is stealing the pleasure of knowing and being with God?
Connecting and seeing God when you’re struggling with daily living can be a thing that eludes us. We can feel that life is passing away and so is our once-on-fire heart that pulsed so strong for God.
Yet, there is always an invitation waiting. The real question is - do we see it? Will we, like the disciples, who saw Jesus transfigured before their very eyes, allow ourselves to be drawn in to the wonder God has prepared for us?
3 Questions to Help You Find God’s Magnificence in the Daily Mundane
1. Are you open to being led? Or, are you so driven by your own leadings that you determine where you head?
“After six days Jesus took with Him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. (Matthew 17:1)
2. Do you keep a watch for brilliance and beauty as you proceed or do you always heed to immediate tasks and urgency?
“There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.” (Matthew 17:2)
3. Do you listen to Jesus and allow His love envelope you, just like the cloud circled the disciples so long ago? Or do you go, go, go and just feel unloved?
“A bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!’” (Matthew 17:5)
Jesus wants to shine in our life. He wants to fill our lives, our homes and our being with his radiance that warms with the rays of the Son.
Will you move in, open your eyes, and see His beauty today?
Dear Lord, You are here. You are living, active and working. Help me not to live with my head down and my heart closed, but instead help me to live eyes open and a heart willing to receive the fullness of you. Give me the faith to be led in all Your ways so that I can find myself at destinations unimaginable. I don’t want to miss anything You are doing. Grant me the grace to see the fullness of You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Now It’s Your Turn
Take this day to see God. Take note of nature, acts of kindness, and His Word in motion during your day. Celebrate these things and thank God for them. See how He rewards your eyes that see His goodness.
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Originally published Friday, 14 October 2016.