How to Structure Your Day so That God Shows Up

As my seminary professors turn over in disgust at this post's title, I fully acknowledge that (theologically speaking) God is already everywhere.  No need to await His arrival and yet our mindfulness of God is at times lacking.

So how do you structure your day so that an awareness of God is more consistent?  Here are some tips:

  • Cultivate Am quiet time.  Grab your coffee and a solitary spot and just be.  Read the Scriptures, do your journaling and get centered for the day.  Invite God into your concerns and hopes for the day.

  • Hit the road with prayer.  A good practice before commuting is to say a little prayer- for safety, for others on the road, for a good use of time.

  • Take a break.  I always ask my wife after a busy day, "Did you take some time for yourself today?" Whether it's a walk around the block or an afternoon cup of tea, a break is a little way of practicing Sabbath wherever you already are.

  • Examine your conscience.  At the end of the day, take stock of how well you did as a person and as a worker.  Was mediocrity the norm or were there some moments of excellence?

God's already there.  Now it's our turn to show up and show out- for His glory.