If you stop and think about it, where is that place in your life? Is it a physical location or something different? Is it in an act of kindness you have experienced or seen happening to another person or in a story you have heard about other people?
Sometimes it can be hard to find him…when I think about it and realize I haven’t seen him or been aware of him…I have learned not to ask God to show himself in some way but rather give me eyes and ears to see your work in the world. For me, the key is where are we focusing our attention…if we are self-focused we will miss just about every opportunity to see God’s work in the world. As we learn to focus on a relationship with God and others first we begin to acquire a new perspective. This type of change in focus requires a commitment to change your routines and habits in life. If we just try to work it all in to our current schedule and life we will fail…I speak from experience.
For many years I was consumed with my work and the company I worked for and my “position” in the social stratosphere. I would work in “my time” with God on the weekend before getting down to business. This life created several false idols for me, because deep in my heart I had not surrendered and committed myself to Jesus. When I finally stopped pursuing my plans, my ideas for how things should be and truly dedicated daily time in devotion and worship…I finally started to see opportunities to connect with the world through God. Some would argue that I have given up on living my life…my response is…you are correct in that I have given up trying to live my life my way and instead I am trying to live my life the way God has intended for me. Of course, I am human and still make plenty of mistakes and have trouble with temptations but my life has never had more joy, more peace and contentment.
So where is it? Where is the one place in your life right now that you see God? Where is it that God has cracked a door or a window in your life and you just need to open it and step through trusting that no matter what happens God will be at your side and if you commit to meeting with him daily you will begin to experience life in a whole new way?
May God’s peace be with you