We like to identify God with a day that goes well, speaking of God's presence in terms of “blessings.” Sometimes we go so far as to equate God's presence with our success or happiness. There is some truth to this, but such perceptions of God greatly limit our capacity to recognize holy presence every day.
More often than not, God is in the overcoming, the action we take in order to navigate the constant difficulties of life. When we solve a problem, face the truth, wrestle with a decision, suffer through illness, wait for help, learn to pray, lend a hand, or admit our doubt—these are the situations in which holy energy is powerfully at work. God's love is not static; it moves and acts within our real circumstances. Holy life is not some pretty scene to admire; God is in the doing, in the living, and the growing.
So as you overcome today's challenges—in your workplace, in your relationships, and in those problematic regions of the heart—know that God's love is pulsing through your struggle. Holy wisdom informs your soul as you wonder and ponder. And the grace of God walks right along with you, toward the change you need and the joy you desire.
Books by Vinita Hampton Wright
The Art of Spiritual Writing
How to Craft Prose That Engages and Inspires Your Readers
Incorporating her extensive publishing and writing experience, Vinita Hampton Wright provides a practical and straightforward look at spiritual writing for a broader audience in The Art of Spiritual Writing.
Days of Deepening Friendship
For the Woman Who Wants Authentic Life with God
Develop an authentic, dynamic relationship with God through these spiritual meditations for women.
Simple Acts of Moving Forward
60 Suggestions for Getting Unstuck
We want to move forward in our careers, our family life, our faith, but how do we do it when there is so much weighing us down? Simple Acts of Moving Forward offers simple but profound solutions to help us move forward in our personal lives.
Daily Inspiration for Women
In Daily Inspiration for Women, four authors share their individual, spiritual wisdom in this daily source of strength, solace, and celebration that happen in the seasons of a woman’s life.
Lenten Meditations to Engage Your Mind and Free Your Soul
With meditations, imaginative techniques, and prayer exercises, Praying Freedom is a Lenten devotional book that can help improve your prayer life and guide you towards spiritual freedom.