Grounding is the Fruit
growing my awe of God
I love cause and effect stories. Here is one from "Sally in East Overshoe, Iowa."
* * * shared from Arthur's face book post
This winter I decided to review my God-sightings each evening and was surprised to find a settledness, a rightness in my spirit of doing this: God walked in the Garden at evening with Adam and Eve, so maybe there is a pattern here for me.
This simple act is really growing my awe of God! Some sightings were small, like finding a parking space near the building entrance in a downpour. Others were much more significant, like seeing God shift the arrival of a snowstorm to put me in the “right place at the right time” to receive an abundance of blessing.
As I see God working more, my awe of Him grows, which is making me more grounded, more confident in Him. This is changing my outlook. I am blessing a problem person more easily. I am also noticing more quickly when I am out of kilter with God’s intentions for the moment or when I have missed the mark or simply chosen my own way. It is sometimes a bumpy ride, but I am growing hugely.
Since finding quality fellowship with God in early evening, I decided (out of curiosity) to celebrate God, my creator, on the new moon. (Old Testament Jews celebrated this monthly feast day). My first new moon fell in February on Ash Wednesday: it was an overwhelmingly easy day to come into God’s presence, as though the chorus of people for 1000’s of years worshipping God on that day was propelling me into a giant choir praising Him!
My second new moon celebration was March 20th, the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring). And God was there: I had abounding, irrepressible joy welling up in my soul and spirit for no overt reason. I have never before experienced anything like this before! Wow!
God has so much more for us than we can imagine. With His creativity, who knows what is next!