31 Days of Seeing God in the Mess of Real Life, Blog

Day 28 -bring back the art of delighting in God

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Yesterday I shared on our response to  seeing and sensing God working in your day – delight.

Here are a couple of quotes to help you ponder this our response to God in the mess of our real lives:

My most useful way of relating to God is this simple attention and a real desire for God.

Often I find myself attached to God with greater delight than a baby at his mother’s breast.

– Brother Lawrence “The Practice of the Presence of God”

I think we have lost the art of delighting in God – our culture has become so human focused that in every sphere we have left God out.

Western christians seem to look and sound the same as Western non-christians.

Let’s bring it back!

We don’t hear a lot these days about the experience of devotion to God, about cultivating tenderness and passion for the one who made us and sustains us.

I wonder sometimes if we haven’t banished the way of the heart in favour of the way of the mind, if we emphasize learning about God over being with God.

-Sue Monk Kidd “When the Heart Waits”

Yes. Yes. Yes.

I am so guilty of concentrating more of my time and energies into learning about God rather than being with God.

Dear God, 

Sorry for putting learning about you above just being with you.

Please mentor me by your Spirit today to experience just delighting myself in you.

in the name of Jesus, amen – so be it

I would love to hear how you discover God in your messy real everyday life too

What did you find a delight today?

– please leave a comment

Rachel Signature

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This is part of a 31 day series – Seeing God in the Mess of Real Life – click here for the other days in the series.