“The practice of giving thanks…this is the way we practice the presence of God, stay present to His presence, and it is always a practice of the eyes. We don’t have to change what we see. Only the way we see” (One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp, p. 135).
We’ve been discussing this at my church…”practicing the presence of God”….Keeping our eyes open to His presence in our everyday lives. I like what is said here: it’s not about changing what we see, but how we see it. Looking for joy, even in the pain, tears, and heartache–looking for God. Knowing that He is for me, and feels my pain, sees my tears, and still speaks His kind words and brings healing…even if it’s different that I thought it would look like.