Monday, April 6, 2009
Knowing God's At Work
Last night, I had an awesome experience of being aware of God being at work -- seeing His hand unfold and protect and guide. Wow! I was aware of it as it was happening. That's what was awesome. That's what I have been wanting to achieve for a long time. That's what I call synchronicity -- which is a little different than most folks' definition. God is active in our everyday lives. Period. Sometimes, we either don't see it, or, in reality, don't want to see it!
I had some choices to make last night -- in my actions and my speech -- God helped me make those choices. It's interesting that I had a conversation with my 11 year old son Saturday afternoon about the meaning of "WWJD" -- what would Jesus do? I had that conversation with myself a few times last night. It's an amazing process . . . actively asking and then waiting for the answer. God works that way, you know. I believe God wants that kind of commitment from us. I believe that when we make that kind of commitment, God listens and responds -- quickly. I didn't have to wait for my answers. They were as plain as day.
The responsibility lies with me though. If I ask, then I must listen and respond. Just as I desire God to do. Therein lies the problem most of the time. I ask, then I don't listen and respond. In reality, it's never just about the listening, it's also about the responding. I can hear what God wants me to do, or not do, say or not say, but unless I heed the response, I've wasted my time, and God's!