“My heart says of you, ‘seek His face!’ Your face, Lord, I will seek.” ~Psalm 27:8
It’s been a busy few weeks here in NYC. I’ve been dividing my time between the house and a hotel in Manhattan (doing that temporary employment thing), job hunting for more permanent employment, working out a few kinks with my roommate (he might be losing an aide soon, and his aide schedule is a bit off anyway this week due to the hotel stay) starting spring cleaning, and declaring war on the weeds in the front yard. Tomorrow I might even resort to threatening them with nuclear winter if they don’t disappear soon.
I thought this was going to end up being a post about how I’ve been slacking off lately – after all, I’ve been busy and God hasn’t revealed anything new to me. So where is God in all this? That’s actually the exciting part – He’s everywhere!!!
As I looked back, I realized that without setting aside extra time to meditate on God’s word, and without scheduling specific prayer times in the day, that I’ve actually just been spending all day with Him. Some days I say good morning to Him, other days good night, other times I give Him a play-by-play of my emotions and the moments that happen in my day. I was a bit out of my element in this job (but I rocked it thanks to a certain Savior I know and love!), and it was so cool to be able to turn to Him at random, any time and any place, and know He was there whether I was in my prayer closet or in public. And yes, I did pray in public….even though it was just in my head.
I’m also finding that the more Jesus is on my mind in an everyday capacity, the more I desire Him. I want to know all of who He is and what He said and what it means. I want to start teaching series and bible studies and anything else that’ll quench this new thirst I have. I’ve always enjoyed study guides and teaching series, and other Christian blogs. But the past few weeks have brought this desire to a whole new level.
I’m loving how when by all accounts I should be more distant from God this week, I feel His presence everywhere. I’m learning to walk confidently in it – I have no embarrassment whatsoever in telling people I’m praying for them. My roommate and I are even praying more confidently together.
So I guess this is just a reminder that God is present – He’s there for everything, watching us always. He’s not just there when we go into our prayer closets to seek Him, or when we ask Him to be. He’s there no matter what. He’s literally in all things, if we just seek Him – even the mundane things. It’s such a comforting and loving feeling to know that. So enjoy it, and take a few minutes to check in with Him when you’re between tasks, or take that second to pray for someone if the opportunity arises (even if it’s just in your head).
Also….anybody want to do a teaching series or bible study with me? 🙂