“People see God in some way every day. The problem is they don’t recognize Him.” -Seen on a church sign in Akron, IA
One of the things that has been heavy on my mind recently is all the ways I can see God in my life. The challenge is I don’t always recognize Him.
What is the difference between seeing something or actually recognizing something? Here are some definitions. First, seeing. Seeing is being able to discern something mentally after reflecting on it from information provided through speech, written word, or experience. For those that claim to know God this comes from studying the Bible and being able to discern and experience who God is through the mental picture we draw from what we read in His word. It also comes from sitting under the teaching of our Pastor and Elders and is something that is continually evolving.
Recognizing on the other hand is being able to identify, acknowledge, and even pay tribute to God. For the Christian this is the ultimate thing. When we begin to not only see God, but recognize Him and the works He is doing in our lives, others lives, and all around us. To identify His wonderous works, acknowledge Him with thanksgiving, and then pay tribute by praising and glorifying His name.
For the next 30 days I will be sharing with you a post each day that is meant to show you how I am not just seeing God in my every day life but actually recognizing Him. I will be doing this through stories, articles, pictures, videos, and poetry. It should prove to be a great adventure and I hope you will find it encouraging in your personal walk with God. The main reason I am doing this is because I am just so amazed at all that God does in my life. Granted not everything is hunky dory as they say but through good, bad, pretty, ugly, and everything in between I can guarantee you one thing. GOD IS WITH ME AND RIDING RIGHT ALONG SIDE ME ON THIS GREAT ADVENTURE. Join me and maybe you too can better recognize what God is doing in your life.
“Today recognize and keep in mind that the Lord is God in heaven above and on earth below; there is no other.” Deuteronomy 4:39 CSB