Jesus Moments

The reoccurring theme of my life the past few weeks has been “making myself more aware of God’s presence”. Well, I asked that God would make me more aware, so I shouldn’t be all that surprised when He answered.

Sunday night at youth group, we talked about “Jesus moments”. You know, those moments when God steps in and does something amazing and you just can’t help but talk about it. Call me naive, but I really thought this would be a simple subject. I truly believed I would be able to get some answers out of my middle school girls. But none of them seemed too anxious to share. They got off topic (as middle school girls are prone to do) and I let them go for a while before posing the question: “Why is it so easy to talk about this kind of stuff, but so hard to talk about Jesus?”

You know what they told me? They said it’s because they experience all that other stuff every day, and Jesus moments only happen every once in a while. I wanted to cry. To fall on my knees and weep over the sad state of my world. I felt like screaming. Are you kidding me? Jesus moments happen every single day!

Why do we get it in our minds that it has to be the big things? We wait for something monumental to happen before we talk about Jesus. But one of my greatest “Jesus moments” ever was a hug from a friend. Just a hug from a friend. It would have blended in with the many other hugs from that friend, except it came in a moment that I really needed it.

But as I challenged my girls, I also challenged myself to share my Jesus moments more often, to talk about my relationship with God more freely, and to start a few more conversations that start with something like this: “So, the other day, Jesus and I were chillin’ in a parking lot, and I was suddenly struck by how beautiful God is…”

Because those kind of moments happen every day, and they truly are worth talking about.

P.S. I want to hear your Jesus moments. Share them in the comments, please! 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Jesus Moments

  1. What a great post!!! 🙂 My favorite Jesus moments are when I’m feeling really discouraged or upset, and I suddenly get an urge to check my email, and there’s something from my best friend, just “randomly” letting me know that they’re

  2. Whoops… Lol accidentally hit publish instead of… Whatever it was I was trying to hit. 😛 Anyways, as I was saying – emails from my best friend just “randomly” letting me know that they’re praying for me!!! (I say “randomly” because I know that they’ve really been unknowingly prompted by Jesus… Which is what makes it an awesome Jesus moment!) 😀 God is so good!!! ❤

    • Thanks for sharing. Jesus always knows exactly what we need. And sometimes just what we want. I love being made aware of His blessings – no matter how small.

      Live the Journey!

  3. I love Jesus moments! They are absolutely the best feeling in the entire world. This week I have really been struggling with forgiving some people and to keep from becoming bitter towards them. Well my devotional this morning was about being a “Mean Girl” and how we shouldn’t let someone or something steal our joy. We should focus on being a “Jesus Girl” instead! It was just what I needed to hear at the perfect time!

    • Yeah, Jesus moments are the best. That’s really awesome how God spoke to you in that devotional. It’s crazy to think that He actually knew that you would be reading that very devotional at the exact time you needed it. I love how big God is.

  4. Let’s see… some of my favorite Jesus moments are the times He shows me His beauty through the sky. I know, the sky is always there, but sometimes it seems like my head gets swung around and I end up staring at a beautiful sunset I had missed by looking at the ground. Personally, I think everyone would be more joyful if we all went around with our heads in the clouds (litterally) commenting on God’s beauty. 🙂

    • Awesome. You know, just yesterday I read a post by my favorite author (Steven James) saying that when he’s stuck on writing, he walks outside and marvels at the sky. He claims that when he does that, it doesn’t take too long for the words to start flowing again. The vastness of the sky is amazing. And to think that God is even bigger than that…

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