I'll be listening to a song on the radio and I'll imagine the lyrics are like I’m in a conversation with God.
God on the radio? Maybe in praise and worship...but pop music? Okay, it sounds a bit crazy but hear me out.
There's this song in rotation at the moment, and it hit me hard. I'm really digging the beats and lyrics of Remind Me by Conrad Sewell. The easy listening tune, filled with heartfelt emotion…But more of that in a moment.
God is interested in us
To some of us, the concept of God personally being in our lives, or speaking to us is totally foreign and something to get a psychiatrist to check out (hearing voices hasn't really been seen as a normal thing!) It's ridiculous! Why would some all-powerful mighty God care, or even have the time for one pretty average human?
But that's our God! He created us to be in a personal relationship with Him. He cares about what your favourite food is and the current show on Netflix you're gushing over. He cares about you and the stress you're feeling overwhelmed with uni work and the rest of the junk in your life. He knows and understands our thoughts and our quirks. He’s with us every step of the way. In the morning when we wake up; throughout the day as we go about our lives and He watches over us at night.
God sees us as nobody else does, not even how we see ourselves. God loves us. God loves you. And He wants us to love Him too, but he'll never force us to.
Seeking God in our everyday
I can get really caught up in life. It’s easy to hey? Things to do, places to be, people to see...Netflix to be watched. But when I stop, take a breath and look around...life ain’t bad…it’s actually pretty amazing.
I'm sitting in my backyard at the moment- the sky so beautiful, with it's blues and pinks and purples...the weather is not too hot and not too cold...I have a home to sleep in, food to attend my hangriness. There’s so much to be grateful for; so many things I often take for granted.
an opportunity of
seeing something beautiful,
for beauty is
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
God is all around us. We often just don't realise it. God is always with us, and nothing can separate us from Him (except sin, but another blog for another time). So we don't need to wait until 'prayer time' to talk to God, or only include God and faith 1 hour a day...We can invite Him into our everyday life. Ask Him to help you catch that bus on time! Pray to Him before you start studying, to help you find the exact research you need! Ponder life with Him! Share a meal with Him! Show Him your favourite song at the moment!
And so back to that song...you know when the lyrics of a song just KNOW how you're feeling right now.
So this song reminded me (see what I did there 😉) of God's love and seeking Him in my everyday life (and not just when I was praying). Some of the lyrics go:
When I think about us,
You are right beside me
I think about love,
You will always find me
When my heart is lost,
I know that you'll guide me
I think about all the little things that remind me.
Right?! God's here with me. He's my true love. He's my constant. He'll guide me through everything. Plus the video... Right in the heart strings.
God: Close your eyes Let me tell you all the reasons why You're never gonna to have to cry Because you're one of a kind Yeah, here's to you The one that always pulls us through You always do what you gotta do Because you're one of a kind.
It's easier to love God and be thankful when we take the time out to appreciate. The thing is though, we don't even have to go anywhere. It's simply, shifting our perspective, taking a breath and understanding God is here with me. In this moment. In my everyday life. He has never, and will never abandon me.
I dare you now, to look up and around, just for a moment, away from the screen, to take a deep breath and be in the present moment. Life ain't bad. God comes through in the small ways sometimes, like a soft breeze, we just need to be still and seek Him there.