The first thing I want to share is the need to see God in our everyday life. Last week on the radio I shared a series of devotions on the idea of being inspired by the everyday. In particular I was talking about songs written by Don Henley and my point was that God can nudge us, inspire us, and make us think by means that we might not look for. Certainly we must check everything out with the revealed will of God, His Word, but often God speaks to us, reveals himself in little ways every day. As Moses was getting ready to hand over leadership to Joshua he spoke to the children of Israel. It was certainly an uncertain time for them. They were finally on the verge of entering the promised land, the man who had been their leader, father, spiritual guide for most all of their life was about to leave them, and life was about to change in a big way. In that moment Moses shared these words of hope: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
It is easy to look at the “giants” around us and lose sight of God’s presence, especially in uncertain situations (we know something about that right now), but God’s message to us is to look for him for he will not leave nor forsake us. Inspiration and hope can be found in the most unlikely of places, a song by the Eagles or a kind word from a stranger given at just the moment you needed to hear it. When we are on the lookout and willing to see, we find that God is all around us. So remember the life we live we don’t live alone from God, but we are constantly in his mind and in his presence.