Since the creation of the world, we were designed for complete, total, uninhibited intimacy with God. The kind of intimacy that is described in Psalm 17:8: “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” This scripture in Hebrew could also be understood as “keep me as the little man of the eye,” meaning the tiny reflection you see of yourself when you stare directly into someone’s eyes. Talk about intimate. And we are designed to live with God like this all the time, every minute of every day.
But it does not often feel like this. In the drudgery of our exhausting everyday routines, it doesn’t feel like God is looking at us–much less staring at us so closely that we can see ourselves in His eyes. It doesn’t feel like God is working in our mundane lives. If he were, they wouldn’t be so mundane, right? The beautiful truth is that God is there. Every day. Working for your good (Romans 8:28). It just takes spiritual discipline to see him more and more.
So here are 10 ways that you can start practicing seeing God more in your daily life: