“I am intimately involved in all your moments, and I’m training you to be aware of me at all times. Your assignment (should you choose to accept it) is to collaborate with Me in this training process. ” -Jesus Calling
Okay, so I added the portion in parentheses because when I read these few sentences this morning, the Mission Impossible theme song popped into my brain. I then pictured Ethan Hunt sitting on an airplane, opening his laptop, and receiving his next challenging mission.
” I am intimately involved in all your moments,and I’m training you to be aware of me at all times.”
I have to say, I think this is the most exciting part I have learned and am continuing to learn about this Christ following adventure. He is always walking next to me. He is always teaching me lessons. There are no coincidences. Every moment (should we choose to accept it) is an opportunity to grow closer to the God who created us. Sometimes it’s as recognizable as a stunning sunrise where we pause long enough to marvel in the truth that, through this scene, we can catch a glimpse of God’s glory. Sometimes, it a little less obvious and harder to see, such as the next words that come out of our mouth. When we have a choice between mean and hurtful words or kind and loving words in a difficult conversation, what will they be? If Christ has the power to be intimately involved in all our moments then what does that make possible? How should this impact our lives today?
I don’t know about you, but this fires me up. I know God can take our mustard seed of faith and grow an entire garden. I know God can take broken beyond repair and make masterpieces.
My challenge to you and to me today:
Willingly give Him access to and reign over all your moments today.
Keep your eyes open for glimpses of His glory.
Expect Him to show up and do His thing!