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Tell God You Love Him Without Waving Your Arms In The Air

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Love God. Start there. End there. Live there.

God is the reason you are on this planet and He is the reason you are reading this book. Tell Him so, without fanfare or waving your arms in the air. Tell God you love Him, that you want to know His presence all the time. When you wake up in the morning, thank God for the day. When you go to sleep at night, thank God for the day behind you and the night ahead. Thank God for sheets and pillows. Thank God for your spouse and the smell of her hair and the feel of her back pressed against your chest.

As you move through the day, be aware of God. Thank God for the teeth you are brushing. Thank God for the school you attend or the job you have to go to. When your boss yells, thank God for the pay cheque. Say grace over your meals. If it’s winter, feel the cold air as it enters the lungs that God gave you and thank Him for the air. Think about the creativity involved in designing snowflakes. If it is summer, thank God for the warmth of the sun on your skin.

Are you getting the idea? Make God a part of your every day. Many people don’t think about God until Sunday, and then they wonder: “God, where have You been? I’ve had such a crummy week.” Then God is out of their life for another seven days. You don’t have to recite a prayer before you switch the station on the car radio. But make yourself aware that God made music. You don’t have to go into a lengthy theological dissertation before making a copy of the annual report, but remember that God is in charge of all things.

These little “flirts” with God need only be a moment. But they must be a part of your life to attain the presence of God.

By Steve Case in “God Is Here”

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Written by Ryan

October 19, 2007 at 12:27 am

Posted in Books, Christian, Steve Case

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