i know i'm not the only one who has wished for the 'light bulb' or 'lightning flash illumination' experience. why do i know i'm not the only one?....cuz i talk to people and hear the same thing over and over.
here are the times that i've felt the most in 'that zone'....you know where you feel connected to God and your fellow human beings and creation. i wish i could say that it was fancy or sensational or dramatic, but most often it hasn't been. i guess i should thank God for that. i'm learning to like this ordinary-ness even.
a. letting one of my students wear my jacket when we were doing his P.E. regimen because he was cold and i hand a long sleeve shirt on.
b. helping some folks (on several different occasions) move some furniture into their apartments when they were the only ones around doing the work.
c. the few times that people have asked me (not at a church meeting) to pray with them to ask Jesus into their hearts.
d. the times that i have called or e-mailed people because they 'were on my heart.'
e. the times i have served at soup kitchens....the work was good, but visiting with the people was better...especially when my dad is there with me...he's got a great sense of humor.
f. the times that i've sang in front of an audience that loves folk music....not just people who are there to banter and drink coffee or beer, but people who genuinely love the sort of music i play.
g. when i read the scriptures or other literature that helps me to remember God's nearness....the sort of stuff that helps me to 'stop and pray.'
i'm not sure there's a specific 'title' for this ;)