I don’t know about you but I want to be “wowed” by God all the days of my life. I want to stay in awe of Him. I want to cultivate a sense of wonder. I want my eyes to be opened to His presence and glory around me. I love what my friend Rosemary has to share today and think you will too…
Yes, you were not imagining things when you read this title. It really does say “Having Fun with God.” The word “fun” doesn’t have to describe something frivolous. In fact, it refers to quite the opposite here, for we are going to think about the attributes of God.
There’s nothing more serious than God, but that doesn’t mean learning about Him can’t be enjoyable. So let the fun begin.
On your drive to or from work, identify some places or things that remind you of an attribute of God. Every day, let those reminders cause you to meditate on the attribute again. Some of my reminders are listed below.
A TIRE SWING hangs from a tall tree next to a farmhouse. One day I saw a little girl standing on the swing, rocking to and fro, putting complete trust in the swing. That swing reminds me that God is trustworthy. Several scriptures speak of God’s trustworthiness. “Lord, just like the little girl on the swing, I hold onto you and put all my trust in you with all my heart, as you instructed in Proverbs 3:5.”
A HUGE EVERGREEN TREE stands firmly in its spot year after year, reminding me that God is everlasting and eternal. Time is His creation. He can see the end from the beginning, and I ask him to go before me, abide with me, and follow after me throughout my day. I quote Psalms 90:2: “Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.”
What if you don’t drive to work? You can meditate on the attributes of God during your home activities:
TURNING ON THE WATER FAUCET reminds me of the purity and holiness of God. “Lord, you are set apart from all created beings for there is no sin in You at all, and I sing holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.” Revelation 4:8.
MEASURING COFFEE OR TEA is a reminder that God is infinite, without measure!
Thank God that He knows no boundaries, and therefore every other attribute that He possesses is also infinite. Romans 11:33.
This is “practicing the presence of God” in our daily walk. It begins with God and who He is, and I try to make this activity always and only about Him, not about any other concerns or prayer needs.
Meditation doesn’t have to mean absolute stillness. If you’re a busy mother, present yourself to God while you’re on the move and communicate with Him as you go about your work. If your children interrupt you, involve them in the game!
Even though the subject is serious, searching for tangible reminders can be fun. It has taught me about the importance of being present and “in the moment” with God who loves me and wants to commune with me.
This is Bibilical.
God commanded the Jews to write two Biblical passages (Deut. 6:4–9 and 11:13–21), put them in a little box called a mezuzah, and attach it to the door of the house. As they walked in and out, the family touched the mezuzah as a reminder. The Jewish scholar, Maimonides, explained it like this:
“By the commandment of the mezuzah, man is reminded, when coming or going, of the unity of God, and is aroused to the love of Him. He is awakened from his slumber and his vain worldly thoughts to the knowledge that nothing endures in eternity like the knowledge of the Rock of the World. This contemplation brings him back to himself and leads him on the right path.”
God knows how easy it is for us to go about our own business without thinking of Him. Therefore, he commanded the Mezuzah. In our modern lives, we need to locate some mezuzahs, some tangible reminders, of our own.
I hope you will try this method of “praying the attributes of God” using visual reminders. It will draw you closer to God, the Rock of our World, and you’ll actually have such a good time communing with Him that you, too, will realize that you’re actually having fun with God!
Rosemary Lackey is a mother of two grown daughters, Rosemommy to their husbands, Mimi to three grandsons, wife to her husband of 44 years, and teacher to a roomful of international students. On her blog, Daily Bouquets, she is Storyteller, called to write and to live out the only Story that really matters!