But then there are these wonderful moments in life when God -- what I call the listening energy -- responds in real time and you just have to smile. Here's a little story...
I love to swim. I have always loved to swim. Growing up on the beach and then finding beaches and pools along the way in my life, I learned to both love and respect the water.
Now, today, in the summer I swim about two or three times a week. In the winter...not so much. Usually once a week.
A couple of mornings ago I woke up and felt so calm. It felt strange. I wondered why I was feeling so relaxed since there is quite a bit to be stressed about.
I thought about the quality of my day before, and the only difference from any recent day was that I had gone for a long swim in the pool. Perhaps that was the reason for my state of relaxation.
I had the thought, "Wow, maybe I should swim 365 days a year!" Think about how great it would feel and how my life would totally change. I'd lose weight, gain muscle, and feel better and more relaxed.
Then I went about my day.
And now this is the whole point of the blog...
I got in my car, and moments after thinking I should swim every day of the the year...this is what I saw.
Ahhh God, it's you.
You are out there.
You are here.
The truth is...
God is always listening. God is always responding to us. Sometimes we are in sync and listening, and sometimes we are distant from God.
But this is what I want you to remember, no matter what you are going through now or in the future...
God -- this listening energy -- is always:
God is everywhere and also right here.
We don't need a sign to know this, but sometimes, in small moments, in glorious glimpses, and in a million ways -- God smiles at us. Like this license plate I saw.
I don't know about you, but I'm going to keep swimming with God. Swimming through this life in the pool and out, knowing that we are not alone even when we think we are, and that is good. I find that the more I am aware of God's presence, the more I listen and the more I see God's responses. That is a gift.
So keep asking and wondering and listening my friends and keep looking for God's responses. I know you have had some God spots of your own, and I look forward to hearing about them!
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Much love during this holiday season,
(Jane Hart, Copyright 2018)