One of my favorite blogs is written by a pastor in New Zealand. His church is doing a fun project entitled "Kingdom Signs."
The point of the project is for 5 lay persons to write blogs about how they see God working and moving in their daily lives. I couldn't think of a cooler or more important project for a church to undertake.
Only when we are able to see, appreciate, and communicate God's presence in our daily lives, do we begin to really see and hear God at work. It's a spiritual discipline of listening to God speak to us. It's an intentional looking for God. It's a provocative questioning of God's will and movement in our own lives.
I am struck by the profundity of this simple project. I wonder what that would look like in my life? What does it look like in yours? Where is God present, active, and moving in your life?
Once we recognize God around us, I believe that we become more open to sharing our faith in relevant and relational ways. Few care about theological propositions; however, when one can share about what God has done and is doing in their heart and life, the conversation becomes a sharing of life story...Something natural, organic, and non-confrontational.
The Kingdom Signs are all around! Thanks, Steve, for the brilliant idea and reminder of a spiritual discipline too important to ignore!