In the Upper Room Discourse we learn of God’s presence with us at all times. But while God is always present to us, we are not always present to Him. Today’s spiritual practice can be effective for helping us to come awake to the God who is always with us. This practice is called “The Daily God Hunt”, which is one of many ways in which Jesus’ followers have sought to practice His presence. I have taken the name “Daily God Hunt” from David and Karen Mains’ book, Daring to Dream Again.
The Daily God Hunt begins in the morning with a simple prayer telling God that you will be looking for Him throughout the day. Then throughout the day look for God’s presence as it might be revealed in any one or more of the following ways:
- An obvious answer to prayer
- God showing himself in His creation (beautiful sunrise, flowers, etc.)
- God being present to you in another person
- God helping you to do His work in the world
- Any evidence of God’s love and care for you
- You add yours here……
At day’s end, take a few quiet moments to reflect back on your day and note any God Sightings. Give thanks for those God Sightings. Double your joy by sharing your God Sightings with another person. The more you seek to be present to God, the more you will know His presence with you!
Often when my wife Rita returns from a walk I will ask her if she saw “Andy”. By that I am recalling the way I thought I heard the old hymn as a boy: “Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me, Andy tells me I am His own”. Watch for God’s presence with you, Andy Moments, in the day; He doesn’t disappoint!
And He walks with me , and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own.
–Charles Austin Miles