I’m pretty turned on with Jesus – He makes my heart palpitate & captivates my attention. I love to have fellowship with Him, be around Him, recognize His work, listen for His whispers, think about His preferences . . . . I’m simply & happily absorbed by Him.
But here’s the fun part of my relationship with Jesus – it takes place not only in my quiet & private prayer time with Him, but I’m experiencing & aware of Him, more and more, throughout my day. This is interesting because my days have such tremendous diversity. On any given day, I might be studying for a sermon, cooking some experimental dish, trying to settle a conflict (among my kids, in a misunderstanding at work, . . . . ), trying to develop my video editing skills, talking about helping starving babies in Angola, getting on a plane to go minister somewhere, getting makeup put on for TV taping, wearing an orange safety vest for my crossing guard fun, . . . . . . . What I’m finding to be so magnificent is that I get to experience & interact with Jesus in all of these contexts & even more. I used to get frustrated about my relationship with Jesus because it seemed very limited & one dimensional – almost like I couldn’t seem to export Him from my prayer time into the daily living.
Of late, I haven’t had this struggle. I’m sensing Jesus throughout my days & the fellowship with Him is rich beyond description. Please check out Psalms 25 & consider reading it slowly, with some reflection 🙂