Today’s Truth

While He was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!’

Matthew 17:5

Friend to Friend

Often I feel like I am living ground hog day all over again. I go through the motions. Wake up. Coffee. Bible. Work. Kids. Husband. Dinner. TV. Sleep. Repeat.

Days just are what they are sometimes. We have tasks we have to do, roles we have to play and agendas that simply need to be followed.

Some days, half of me wants to run away from it all, saying, “Come back again tomorrow: I am on a long term retreat with God that lasts forever.” I just want to give up and give in because I feel that all my doing is making me miss the greatest being ever – Jesus.
Do you ever feel like your busy is stealing the pleasure of knowing and being with God?

Connecting and seeing God when you’re struggling with daily living can be a thing that eludes us. We can feel that life is passing away and so is our once-on-fire heart that pulsed so strong for God.

Yet, there is always an invitation waiting. The real question is – do we see it? Will we, like the disciples, who saw Jesus transfigured before their very eyes, allow ourselves to be drawn in to the wonder God has prepared for us?

3 Questions to Help You Find God’s Magnificence in the Daily Mundane

  1. Are you open to being led? Or, are you so driven by your own leadings that you determine where you head?

“After six days Jesus took with Him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. (Matthew 17:1)

  1. Do you keep a watch for brilliance and beauty as you proceed or do you always heed to immediate tasks and urgency?

“There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.” (Matthew 17:2)

  1. Do you listen to Jesus and allow His love envelope you, just like the cloud circled the disciples so long ago? Or do you go, go, go and just feel unloved?

“A bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!’” (Matthew 17:5)

Jesus wants to shine in our life. He wants to fill our lives, our homes and our being with his radiance that warms with the rays of the Son.

Will you move in, open your eyes, and see His beauty today?

Let’s Pray

Dear Lord, You are here. You are living, active and working. Help me not to live with my head down and my heart closed, but instead help me to live eyes open and a heart willing to receive the fullness of you. Give me the faith to be led in all Your ways so that I can find myself at destinations unimaginable. I don’t want to miss anything You are doing. Grant me the grace to see the fullness of You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn

Take this day to see God. Take note of nature, acts of kindness, and His Word in motion during your day. Celebrate these things and thank God for them. See how He rewards your eyes that see His goodness.

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10 Responses to “Finding Awe”

  1. Susan Montgomery says:

    A friend just emailed your site to me- beautiful! Thank you for sharing your faith with me!

  2. Judith A. Gregory says:

    Thank you for posting Finding Awe today
    My family is going through loss of a loved one and I was able to share the prayer with the family making it personal and we’re truly blessed by the posted prayer
    Thank you again because I love these devotionals
    God bless you GirlfriendsInGod

    • Thank you, Judith. I can only imagine how hard it is to go through this loss. I am beyond thankful that the prayer provided comfort and love to your family. May God hold you tightly through this time.

  3. Brandi says:

    I know God is speaking to me the past two days with these devotions, and they couldn’t have come at a better time! Our lord does send us signs, many don’t seem them. I am refinding Jesus again in my life, I was lost-but now I Am Found! Thank you for the beautiful prayers, and thank you lord for never giving up on me, as I once did to you! Lead me from here and our family! In Jesus name,amen

  4. Barb says:

    Thank you for today’s devotional! Going through the daily grind lately has blocked my senses to God. The three questions, prayer and Now it’s your turn helped me REGOD my life. Blessings of thanks already this morning… with my husband (a bountiful harvest blessed by God is over), your devotional to reconnect me, a phone conversation with a friend and being able to support some family and friends in need. Love when I can see and hear HIS blessings!!

  5. Tracey says:

    This speaks to surrender, willingness and trust to me. I’m not in the “mundane” season right now. I’m in the “look right here daughter and find your rest in me”. I’m seeking truth to help me take hold of His love for me, put aside fears and trust Him. This fits perfectly here as well because I MUST be willing to be led, I desperately need to listen for Jesus and not try to get ahead of Him. He’s not expecting me to transform in a day so even if I’m plowing ahead trying to serve Him, if I don’t learn to sit, listen and receive His love, I will never experience true transformation.

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