God Is Interested in Our Whole Lives

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.

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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.

16 thoughts on “God Is Interested in Our Whole Lives

  1. I sense God when I’m working with children. Especially when I see them have “ah-ha!” break-throughs in the performing arts. I also sense Him when I connect with others through writing and song. Thanks, Matt. Perhaps sometime I could join you for blogger chat? Blessings!

  2. Bless you Big Bro 🙂
    It is an amazing journey to let Him into every part of our lives. You start to see things differently. When I am at work, during the pandemic it was very real on my own as when things get hard I learned to bring Him with me, leaned on the Lord and that meant seeing my colleagues with compassion and empathy and so it meant praying for my colleagues.

    Thanks again for today, it was great chatting to you and others as always. Have a wonderful weekend
    xoxo

  3. God does want us to enjoy this life for sure. I love how He delights in our happiness. Walking in nature reminds me of His presence.

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