"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
~ 2 Corinthians 3: 17-18
In each of our lives we have moments when we "know" that something really important is happening within us. Often it is related to a new direction in our life or a significant re-commitment to a path that we are already on. We have a deep sense that the new step we are taking matters very much.
Don't ever think that God is not doing "something" in your life.
Aging is an interesting process. While I look at photos of myself ten years, twenty and more in the more than half-century I have lived, I recognize different people within me. And now at my age, as I look in the mirror, I have begun to see things that remind me of my grandparents. Genetics is such an art! Although I have changed, the same God who created me is still within.
Each of us matters to God. The manifestation of Christ takes many forms. Within the womb of a Hebrew girl. On the steps of our Nation's Capitol where justice seekers stand and hold signs. On the playground where a bully's words have brought out strength unseen before in his victim. Or in the silent moment of prayer where peace seems to roll in like the evening tide.
I could go on and on about what God is doing in our lives, but it is up to each of us to seek out the Spirit and allow it to rise up and recognize by living out the manifestation.
Today, seek the Lord with all your heart. Seek the Lord with all your soul and strength... and the rejoice with what you have discovered!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear Lord, I may not always recognize Your presence, but I know that You are there. Help me to open my eyes to what You are doing. Amen.
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.