Day 31 – 7 practical steps to seeing God in the mess of your real life – Part 2
The Nitty Gritty Part 2
So yesterday I gave you part 1 on how to practically see God working in the mess of your real life.
1. Pray for God to be Real
2. Expect God to show up
3. Take time out to Reflect
4. Make Connections
Praying, expecting and reflecting helps our minds and spirits to be aware of spiritual connections around us.
The person who is spirit led in their daily lives makes connections between the natural and the supernatural.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Making connections is a process.
Making connections involves practice.
These reflections and connections need to find their way onto paper.
Journal what God is showing you.
Journal how He is working in your life, in you family and in your world.
Journalling is basically just recording what you have discovered.
It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. I use an A5 moleskin type journal book but you could use anything – evernote, word, a phone journaling app or just a piece of paper.
The purpose of recording your connections and reflections is to remember.
When you open up past journals and read past reflections of God’s working power in your life – it’s powerful.
It shines a light on the path that God has led you on.
It helps in future decisions.
It fuels your praise.
It’s evidence of the working power of God.
Repeat the process until it becomes a lifestyle.
We want to be doers of the word and not hearers only.
We want to live our days spirit led.
It’s not what we do once in awhile that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently. – Tony Robbins
If you live your life consistently praying ,expecting, reflecting, making connections, journaling about God working in your world – you will instinctively see the spiritual in the natural around you.
Now it is time to share. Choose one friend that is open to your findings and share.
What you share could resonate with them.
A domino effect starts.
They start seeing God turn up in their messy real life.
Help me to be bold today to share my discoveries about you.
Continue to surprise me with your love.
In the name of Jesus, Amen , so be it.
I would love to hear how you discover God in your messy real everyday life!
Have you seen God at work today?
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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.