We are well on our way to Easter but there is a load of road left until April 16th. I hope that you have had a chance to join us in our 40 Days of Beardedness Lenten Devotion. Regardless, of what resources, spiritual practices, or whatever it is you gave up or took on I want to ask you a question, “Where have you seen God at work in your life the last few weeks?” All of our journeys are different. We encounter God in different ways. God encounters us in different ways.
I hope this is a familiar question for you, but I hope you answer is not familiar. My hopes and prayers for all of us are that we not only encounter God in news ways but we see where God is already and work in the world around us and we accept the invitation to join God.
God is at work in our lives and in the world around us. Do you see it? What do you need to let go of mentally, spiritually, and even physically to see it and to accept the invitation?
As you search for the answer to these questions, let this prayer from the Dr. Martin Luther king Jr rest upon your heart.
God, grant that we wage the struggle with dignity and discipline. May all who suffer oppression in this world reject the self-defeating method of retaliatory violence and choose the method that seeks to redeem.
Where do you see God at work in your life and in the world around you?
Rev Zach Bechtold is one of the Co-Founders of BeardedTheologians and a Pastor in New Mexico. In his free time, he is a crime fighting superhero, although he cannot tell which superhero as it would put many people in great danger. When Zach is not preaching, teaching, and saving the word he enjoys adventures with his family and watching baseball.