It’s busy, and the busyness and distractions of daily life can pull us away from our spirituality and closeness to the Lord. But what if we fill our busyness with the presence of God so that it no longer pulls us away from Him, but speaks directly to us of Him?

For a minute let stop thinking that only we can look at things. Instead, let’s think of the things that look at us. God kisses us with the rays of the morning sun that streams through our window and embraces us with His gentle breezes. We can trust and acknowledge that the touch of God’s hand guides all that we do in our day. Snowflakes on our eyelashes remind us of His glory. And He watches us through the twinkling city lights on our evening walk.

So, take a breath, and “if you don’t want the signs of creation all around to distract you, then fill them with the presence of God.” (Carlo Carretto)  He sees every ornament you place on the tree and guides you in your preparations and gift-giving. God is present not just in the major moments of our life, but in every moment no matter its significance. When we change our thinking to embrace this truth, we will truly be abiding in Him and will be that much closer in our relationship with Jesus our Savior.

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5

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