“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.”
― Augustine of Hippo
How does one fall in love with God? How does one seek God? And in seeking God, what adventures will one experience along the way? How does one know they have found God?
I can only answer these questions for me. They are where I am at this very moment.
I fall in love with God when I spend time with my wife and children. I fall in love with God when I take a walk. I fall in love with God when I hug another person. I fall in love with God when I listen to another person. I fall in love with God when I forget about myself and help someone. I fall in love with God when I spend time in community with family, friends and even others I do not know.
I seek God during prayer. I seek God during Centering Prayer. Actually, during centering prayer the One doing the seeking is God. I am simply consenting and being open to Spirit’s presence. I am letting Spirit act within me. I seek God during verbal prayer. I ask God questions and wait for the answers. I also ask God to be present when I am experiencing a difficult time in my life. I imagine God is always present but rather it is I who forgot this.
When I seek God and also let God seek me, I become open to new experiences. This might mean trying something new. It might mean doing something I am scared to do. It might mean learning that I have a hidden gift. It might mean making a decision to chart a new course in my family, personal or career life. Seeking God can be scary because you just do not know what God will ask you to do.
I don’t think I will ever be able to say I have found God. God is too big. God cannot be confined to my definition. I would rather keep searching for God. I would rather let God reveal Himself (Herself) to me. I trust that each day God will reveal to me the glimpse of Him (Her) that is needed just for that very moment.
So, I will seek and I will also let Spirit seek me.