We had a friend come over for dinner a few nights ago & we had a totally great time catching up. My youngest son had a discussion w my friend about the difficulty of breaking a bad habit (an interesting dialogue from the viewpoint of a 6 year old). They both readily agreed that bad habits are a pain in the neck to try & break – so best to avoid making bad habits altogether.
Here’s a good habit to cultive: watching for Jesus. I find that when I get myself into the groove of looking for Jesus, He pops up in some very unexpected places:
- the Chicago airport last week – I watched the faces of the river of diverse people walking through the hallway & saw beyond the diversity to the individual beauty that each person has & I found myself in complete awe of God, His love and His infinite capacity to express beauty in flawed humanity
- I sense some of Jesus’ love for me through my kids – my kids know me extremely well & I’m astounded at their love for me;
- contrasts: I find it interesting how Jesus will take a situation that is hurtful to me & how He will use the situation to expose a deeper reality of who He is in my life
- miscellaneous exchanges with people – I get touched with how seemingly superficial conversations can reveal a deep need for Jesus in a person’s heart
I want my life to be about looking for Jesus – because what I look for is what I find. He is the treasure that I seek.