I'm speaking at a conference this week for 30 minutes on the topic of how I encounter God. I'm finding I cannot possibly narrow the topic down to 30 minutes. I could speak for hours! I could teach for days upon days about every moment of surrender, every beautiful instance of suffering, every story of entering the spiritual journey of another person, and every abundant blessing that came when I obeyed God's boundaries for a simple life.
Surrender, suffering, spiritual journeys, and simplicity. That's how I see Him. That's how I experience Him most of all. Whenever my faith moves from theory to practice, I see Him.
But there's also beauty and wonder! What if I used the 30 minutes to reveal what I learned of God by blogging about the acorn, the Lady Slipper Orchid, and the snowflake?
Maybe, instead, I'll talk about the coconut cake that's in the kitchen at this very moment. How could I not experience the goodness and presence of God when He makes something so very wonderful as the coconut?
Focus, focus. I'm thankful that there's just too much to report. What a great God we serve!
How do you encounter God best?