Finding God in the Everyday
Scripture: Psalm 19:1-2
The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak, night after night they make him known.
It’s easy to lose sight of God when we’re so caught up in our routine.
Going back to school has been reminding me of all the ways I’ve allowed things of the world to distract me from my faith. I get stressed from assignments and textbook readings that pile up; I worry about how I’m supposed to juggle school, church, finding a job, volunteering, time for the people I care about, and time for self-care when I only have 24 hours in a day. Sometimes it’s hard to remember to find God among all the busy.
Throughout all of the stress that comes with life, I have to remind myself that God isn’t far away. When I’m stressed out about school, God is there. When I’m trying to find a job, God is there. When I’m with my friends, God is there. God is a God who is all around; it’s only a matter of us noticing that God is there.
So, look out and notice how God is in everything. See the glory of God that shows itself in the way the sun shines through the trees and glistens, in your friend who knows just what to say when you’re having a bad day, in the way cookies smell when they come right out of the oven, in both the hurt and the good in the world, in the kids who laugh and play outside, in the sunset and the sunrise which display God’s craftsmanship.
Or you can look in and notice how God is within you. See the glory of God that shows itself in the way you smile, in your care for others, in your hair that sticks up in the morning, in your confidence and bravery, in the effort you put toward your education or job, in your trips and falls, in you getting back up again, in your outer and inner being who displays God’s craftsmanship.
If the heavens proclaim the glory of God and if the skies display his work, so do we. What are you going to do this week to notice and proclaim the glory of God?