Today I was reading Emily Freeman’s email, Let’s Share What We Learned in March, where she briefly mentioned how valuable it is to her to look back at the end of the day and ask questions like, where did I see God today? It really got me thinking. Until last fall, I had a daily practice of writing down 10 things for which I was grateful at the end of each day. A big change in my routine caused me to abandon that practice. I regret it a bit. Maybe that’s why asking the question, “Where did I see God today?” caught my attention.
Do you evaluate your day before you turn in for the night?
I think it’s common to look back over the day and consider how we lived, what we said, and how we treated others, in light of pleasing God. If you find yourself with a heart of thanksgiving or listing out your gratitude in prayer at the end of the day, I think you’re close to answering this question. Yet, it seems a bit deeper and broader than that.
If we ask ourselves the question, “Where did I see God today?” we might have seen Him in places like this. Or maybe we saw God in a kindness expressed to us…. in scripture…. in nature… through our hands–serving someone.
Do you look at your world and your life through this filter? If you do… you are exceptional.
Most of us have a certain awareness of God’s interaction in our lives… but often we just rush through our days grateful things didn’t blow up or there were no emergencies.
I wonder… if you were to ask this question at the end of your day… do you think that you would be more inclined to see God throughout your day?
This month I’m going to challenge you to end your day with this question…
“Where did I see God today?”
To make it easy for you…
I created this lovely FREE 5×7 printable for you.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE
and then print and frame it as a reminder.
Every evening I post a pretty bedroom and a scripture to close the day on Facebook. Maybe as a reminder I should ask the question on Facebook. What do you think?
If you made this question a part of your end-of-the-day routine… how do you think it would change you or your day or night?
For those of you with kids around the table at mealtimes, “Where did I see God today?” would be a great question to ask. The answers might surprise you. It might just be the beginning of a new way of walking through our days.
I wonder what would happen if we were to pray these words at the start of our day?
“Lord, today help me to see YOU throughout my day.”
JoyDay! is a weekly practice here at An Extraordinary Day! where we take time to look back over the past week and count seven things in gratitude. We count the good and the not-so-good… in community…. please join us…
Thank you God for…
- your goodness and unexpected provision in our lives.
- safety and stamina for Tim.
- half-price Easter flowers in a good mix of colors for my project.
- the glorious sunshine we enjoyed before all the heavy rain and snow.
- being our Hope and our Joy.
- painful hands that rob my energy and yet make me aware of how blessed I’ve been and more sensitive to others’ pain.
- answers to prayer we have not yet seen and for fighting for us.
It’s YOUR turn! Scroll down to the comment section and add in your “seven.”
Thank you for stopping by and taking time to leave your sweet thoughts.
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Thank you to Angie Makes for the beautiful watercolor background used in today’s FREE printable, Where did I see God today?