I find myself so often looking for some experience with God as if it’s some separate reality from the life he has given me. It’s almost as if that experience and living for Christ outside of that experience are mutually exclusive.
Paul Miller, in his book A Praying Life, speaks to this a bit. Of his praying he says, “I’m not hunting for an experience with God; I’m inviting God into my life experience. He is in me, and I am in him. As I bring to him my real life with my real needs, he acts in amazing ways.”
At the end of the day isn’t that what we’re looking to see? God working in amazing ways?
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Eph. 3:20-21