When we think of Holy moments we often think of our quiet times, prayer or being in church. Holy moments can happen too as we pause to take in a beautiful view, to sit in peace in the sun or listen to worship music playing in our car and our heart is drawn to God. But it’s a lot harder to think that it can include when you’re on your hands and knees cleaning the bathroom, or when your driving in the car, wiggles playing and a four year old crying in the back.
God though is always present, because He is within us. Every moment then is holy. Every moment sacred.
“In the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees in the Chapel.”Brother Lawrence
History and the Bible is full of stories of people in their ordinary day, in their ordinary moments encountering God in powerful ways. A boy took his lunch to listen to Jesus and became part of a miracle feeding 5000. A widow shared her last food with a prophet and found miraculous provision. Moses was tending sheep when he turned aside to a burning bush and started his journey to deliver the Israelites. A woman drawing water encountered Jesus and her life was turned around.
God meets us in the ordinary, in the mundane, in the hard. He makes the ordinary sacred. We may not be on our knees in prayer or hands lifted in worship, but we can posture our hearts to do the same.
Remind yourself every day you get up and everywhere you go, “I am in the presence of God.”
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.” (Romans 12:1 MSG)