Presence and purposes

During my journey to South Korea, I could see God’s presence in so many unexpected ways but always with a purpose for that specific moment or person. Yes, this world attracts our attention all the time, but if we don’t stop to see the power of God acting through people or situations, we can’t really see the purpose for all the happenings around us.

“You make known to me the path of life.
Abundance of joys are in Your presence, 
eternal pleasures at Your right hand.”

Psalm 16:11 – TLV

When we learn that the presence of God is what gives meaning for life itself and that this presence is filled with the most beautiful things that we desire all the time, then we can ask God for one thing only:

“One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”

Psalm 27:4 – NIV

The beauty of finding God’s presence is when we see it in the smallest moments of our daily life, in saying a simple greeting or in giving a hand without being asked or just listening to another’s heart, and then we can start to understand that in everything God is present and He has a purpose in that moment.

I learned so much in these last three months in South Korea, but if I can summarise, I would say that God revealed himself to me in simple ways, not in complicated ways as many people try to explain. And this was enough for me to understand that His purposes are higher than our own purposes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *