During Blogger Chat this morning, we talked a little about the Olympics. I admitted I had not watched any of the Olympics but then shared that when I think about the Olympics, I think about bible verses such as from 1 Corinthians 9:
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize
I shared that when I think of verse like that, I feel a bit of conviction.
Hannah of hannah,vandi.com shared a good thought with us that God does not see our lives as separating things like our prayer time from things we are interested in.
I loved that thought. A good father is interested in spending time with his children watching what they enjoy whether it is a soccer game the child is playing in, a ballet performance, a music recital, a school play etc. A good father finds joy in watching his children in activities the child enjoys.
Jesus repeatedly referred to God as Your Father In Heaven. God reveals himself to us as Father. God has created us with abilities and interests in life. The famous UK runner Eric Liddell who the movie Chariots of Fire was about has a famous quote.
“God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure. ”
He felt the presence of God as he ran.
There are times when I am writing a blog post or interacting with other bloggers through comments that I feel God’s presence. I also feel God’s presence when I spend time with refugees and immigrants. Another place I feel his presence is when I am in the classroom teaching.
When do you feel God’s presence in your daily activities?
Thank you for reading. God Bless.