Where was God for you today?
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I find it’s difficult to go through the day to remember what God has done. I may sense in the moment, “Oh, look God’s right here. How beautiful that is. Oh, that was a great word.” And then I continue through the day and something else happens and the next task is before me, the next problem, the next worry, the next assignment and if I don’t stop later, it will easily just pass by me what’s happened, what God has given me. And I find that’s what a lot of people have trouble with when thinking of, “Well, where was Jesus for me? Sure Jesus may be ordinary and right in my daily life but I don’t see Him and it must be something bigger. That must be why I’m not seeing Jesus today.” And yet Jesus comes in all these small and simple ways. And takes the time to stop and ask to see where was God for me today.
One of the most helpful practices I’ve found is to actually stop at the end of the day and ask and look back and see where was God for me today. What was the gift of God for me today? So I ask questions like what am I most thankful for today. What am I least thankful for? When was I most fully alive? And those things spark in me oh, yes, I remember that word. Remember I was anxious about that meeting and then how it came together, or that encouragement from a Brother, or as I went outside and saw the glory of the sun through the leaves and I stopped, remember that moment. And then giving thanks I realized that was God’s gift to me and not only a gift because as John says “I am the bread of life.” Even those very little things that is Jesus to me today. That is Jesus showing up in my neighborhood, that word, that image, that consolation, those are divine gifts.
When I don’t stop at the end of the day to ask, I usually forget. They fly by. New things come. But when I do stop I’m reminded again how much God loves me and where Jesus was for me that day.
– Br. Luke Ditewig