Lesson #3: God is Everywhere!
That summer was the first time I had ever heard the phrase "God moment". A God moment is an experience you had in which you felt God (really the Holy Spirit) was present and active or you felt that God's hands were in on the situation. As staff, we would weekly (sometimes daily) share stories of situations in which we saw God working. It took me some time to wrap my head around a "God moment". What was God working and what was just coincidence? How could you tell the difference? Was that really God working?
I came to realize pretty quickly that God was everywhere; I just needed to pay attention! I started to simply step back every once in a while and ask myself, "Okay, what did God do in my life today?" I began to realize that God's fingers were everywhere. We know that God created the heavens and the earth, but God didn't stop there. God continues to create today. So we can see God in nature/creation. God sent Jesus to suffer and die for our sins on the cross, only to rise again, giving us new life. So we can see God despite our pain and suffering, knowing that Christ paid the ultimate price for our eternal life. There is joy in that. God also sent the Holy Spirit as our helper, who gifts us all with the fruits of the spirit. So we can see God in the actions of others around us.
My challenge to you this week is to take a moment everyday to step back and ask yourself, "What did God do in my life today? Where have I seen God in action today?" Whether its been a downright terrible day, an awesome, or somewhere in the middle, look for those God moments in your life. Because I promise you, they are there. And its SOOOOO good to be reminded every day that God has been walking with you.