“You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.”
As I’m scrolling through the website of Deeply Rooted Magazine, one of my absolute favorite reads, I saw this foreign word with a definition.
Coram Deo (Latin):
Living life in the full presence of God, under the authority of God, to the glory of God
It got me thinking, “am I living in the full presence of God?”
“How can I be sure?”
“What does that even look like?”
This is a heavy question, and I probably will not be able to answer it for myself in one blog post. However, these are the deep, self-check questions I need to be asking myself regularly. I feel like it’s SO easy to go along through life and say, “yeah I’m a Christian” or “I believe in Jesus Christ” and that’s it. It’s SO easy to get into the routine of church on Sundays, bible study on Tuesdays, and so on that I can forget why I even do those things.
But I do not want to just pursue God out of routine or obligation. I don’t want to attend church or bible studies only to see my friends and catch up on life, even though I love community and fellowship. What’s the point if my heart isn’t in it? You know?
So it’s time for a change; a good, spring cleaning of the soul kind of change. Will you join me?
To me, living in the presence of God means that I humble myself daily to God. It’s realizing I’m in need of a lot of grace that only my God can give. It’s loving God with all of my heart, soul, and strength no matter what life throws at me.
I love creating goal lists. My friends can attest that I set outrageous goals sometimes, so for right now I am going to really try to keep it reasonable and doable. Here we go!
Living Coram Deo will look different for everyone. Your walk with the Lord will look similar and different from mine. Though our paths are different, I pray we are seeking the same end goal: to glorify God is everything and seek a more meaningful relationship with our Creator.
In God’s Word it says, “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18)
So call out to God, you don’t have to have the perfect words or a clear idea of what you need to say. Just say what’s on your heart! Choose today to refresh your relationship with God because I know He wants to be in your life, at the center, to lead and bless you. It just takes one step of faith!
Petit à Petit,
P.S. if you need a place to start, listen to this song and let the words linger in your spirit!