I mentioned previously that I fasted for God’s Presence last week. That day and the next I felt so hidden in the cloud. I was walking through normal day to day activities, but I was not fully present because I kept being drawn into heavenly thoughts and visions. I so enjoy living in that place.
The area the requires the largest balance of my life is the space between living in His Presence and living on the earth.
How do you live a life in the presence while still being present for those who need you here on earth? This is the big question. How do you live a spirit led life without becoming completely useless to the practical things? These are necessary questions.
I’m still sorting it out, and honestly, I imagine that I will always be doing so. I don’t believe there is a clear answer, but I do know some things that I’ve found to be helpful.
First…When I serve my family, that is an act of worship. For years, I felt I was only worshiping when I was singing or sitting in the Presence and then one day God showed me clearly that being there for and serving my family was also an act of worship. What freedom that gave me! Then I began to seek to excel in motherhood even more because it stopped conflicting with my “God time”. It became something for me to find Him within every day.
Second…I can pray and talk to God all day, every day. As I go about my daily duties, whether it’s at home cleaning and preparing or going out and interacting with others in a variety of ways, I am consistently calling my mind to prayer. I am deliberately asking God what He has to say to the person I’m speaking with or what He has to say about a situation I’m walking out. I even ask simply, what do you want to speak to me, right there in the middle of basketball games and school pickups and drop-offs. Everything I do can be worship if I include God.
Third…I try to exercise every day and that is a definite act of worship. God ALWAYS meets me when I exercise. It’s an opportune time to set my mind to a neutral place and let God pour over me. As I surrender my body to maintaining physical fitness, God keeps my mind fit, as well. Without fail, He meets me during exercise.
Fourth…not a day goes by that I don’t start my day with Him. I intentionally rise earlier than everyone in my family so I can spend a moment with Him. I write, read my Bible and ask for Him to speak to me. Some days I have more time for this than others, but it’s a daily routine that I will NOT go without. It is a daily act of worship.
So, what I’ve found is, my life can be an act of worship in its entirety, if I let it. It’s a choice to partner with and listen to God at any given moment. It’s a choice to include Him in my daily life.
Prayer Moment: Will you give Him your day? If you do, I guarantee that it will begin to transform your life. He is worthy of every moment. He is our most trustworthy Friend. He loves to do life with us.
Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You while You may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him. You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:6-8