Queen in Gold
Being present equals more than signing your name on an attendance register. A saying goes “the lights are on, but nobody’s home.” This refers to when someone is too tired to realize where they are or what they’re doing; although they are awake and physically attending. You might show up for life, but it takes more than showing up to be truly present. It takes more than going through the motions to truly live.
I personally define being present as being aware of God and what He wants to do. God is never passive; He’s always active in healing brokenness (Psalm 30:2), setting captives free (John 8:36) and giving life in abundance (John 10:10). God is working for good, establishing His purpose, right at this moment (Romans 8:28). If this is the truth, which it happens to be, why do our lives often feel so mundane? Why aren’t we witnessing miracles on a day to day basis?
God is always present, but to witness His presence, requires us to be present too. We can’t be distracted. We can’t be selfish. We have to show up and be God-focused.
If you’re seeking to seek the Kingdom; here are a few things you should do:
Tiredness and busyness are keys to losing your God-focus. They fill your mind with worries, numbing your awareness of God. It’s no wonder the Bible is filled with talk of rest (Genesis 2:3; Exodus 20:10; Psalm 23:2-3; Matthew 11:28).
In today’s society rest has become a luxury which is often neglected. Here are truths to a few more misconceptions:
Make time for rest; where there are no distractions from seeking God and His purpose.
Daily reflection is a great way to identify in what areas you get distracted. It’s also a way you can practice intentionally seeking God in everyday life.
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About the blog
Queen in Gold is a blog for the feminine heart. I hope to inspire other women to stand up in their God-given identity.
My name is Riani.
I love flowers, board games, arty markets, food, dancing, music and spring....