God Wants You!
“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 12:1-2 The Message
I’ve heard that our only craving should be for God…. Yet, after allowing indulgences during the Christmas holidays, I’ve been experiencing cravings for chocolates, sugary treats, coffee, and other foods that I know (in my head) aren’t healthy choices, but hunger for (in my belly). I treasure my relationship with God, but it’s often ordinary things that get in the way.
Our church is experiencing renewal. In order to be fully present and able to contribute to that renewal, I want to deepen my daily awareness and consciousness of the Sacred. In the past I’ve found fasting to be a spiritual discipline that helped me break my addictions and turn my attention back to God, but this time I want to do so in a healthy way. So I’m now taking part in a 12-Day Detox Cleanse to reset my appetite. The plan I’m using this time uses only food-no purchased supplies, and by Day 7 I’m already experiencing relief. My attention has been freed.
If you are searching for fresh ways to infuse, or to recognize, the Sacred in the ordinary, you may want to discover writings of the former monk and psychotherapist, Thomas Moore. Two of his books, Care of the Soul and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, have been helpful in giving me creative ideas to bring deeper meaning to my activities.
May your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life be experienced as nourishing, and may you become more aware of the myriad ways that you are, indeed, uniquely connected to Divine Love.