God is often
God’s not there.
To notice Jesus
Throughout the day
Is to live
In a very special way.
If you don’t feel fortunate, it’s because you’re too distracted or too busy to notice the good things about your life. People who seldom try to be good, don’t notice the chains that hold them in evil thoughts, desires, and behaviors.
Once you truly notice the living, resurrected Jesus Christ, you don’t want to ever stop noticing Him everywhere you go. If you’re beholding something glorious, you don’t need someone to narrate. Go beyond sermon-hearing. Behold the living Jesus.
When Jesus is presented in uninteresting ways, the presentation is deceptive! One clear glimpse of Him consumes people for life.
God is like the air. Although He continually surrounds us, we seldom notice His presence. People don’t notice God’s presence, because they’re hiding from Him, not vice versa. The more you notice what’s lovely and beautiful, the more you will notice God.
If you’re mostly unaware of the real presence of the risen Jesus, the world and it’s disfunction will continually yank your chain. This world of spiritual blindness desperately needs more kindness.
Reading the Bible without experiencing the risen Jesus is like reading a notice but failing to notice that it applies to you. To be aware of Jesus’ presence is to be awash with awe. Notice Jesus.
Jesus wants to be the director of your daily life, not just one ornament on your Christian tree. If you avert your spiritual eyes away from Jesus, it’s no wonder you can’t see Him. The risen Jesus is waiting for you to notice Him.
If you go to church but don’t notice the presence of the living Jesus, you missed the point. Anytime we limit God to only being permitted to speak thru one person, we’ve stopped the Holy Spirit from speaking thru others.
Let the living Jesus fill up your spiritual senses. We can study the sky and hear frequent lectures about it, without being awed by its majesty. The same with God.
Let Jesus have the mic and speak through the sound system in your heart. Make the choice to amplify His inner voice.
The Bible says early Christians gathered with a sense of awe. If we gather to worship, without awe in our heart, we’re out of sync. When Christ-followers, meet and are free to share what they hear Jesus saying, even visiting unbelievers will notice His presence.
To stay connected heart-to-heart with the living Jesus is to be forever changed and continually excited about His reality. Every day, I love to celebrate Jesus being in the world–not just annually on Christmas Day. Having a seat in church is nothing like having the risen Jesus continually living and manifesting inside of you.