We sat on the couch talking, late into the night.

About college, about girls, about life.

A good conversation.  A catching up.

At one point he asked, “Do you try to have a spiritual experience every single day?”

He was honest in the asking.  Really sincere.  He wanted to know.

I thought about this challenge, The One Thing.  How I have been asking God every morning, “What is the one thing I need to do today?”

I remembered to myself how that morning the one thing I felt prompted to do was to invite him over for dinner.  How I had followed through with that prompting and sent him a text…even though it didn’t make sense.  It was his birthday.  Surely his family would be doing something for dinner.  Or his roommates.  Or his friends.  How he texted back immediately that he was free.  He would love to come.

It was his birthday and he had no plans for the evening.

God is so good.

God knew his family would be doing a big party on Saturday night when everyone could get together, how his friends would take him out for lunch, and He knew that no one was doing anything on his birthday night for dinner.

So He prompted us to.

I love that about God.

I looked up at Ian and said, “Actually, I do.  I try to have a spiritual experience every single day.”  I told him about this challenge, The One Thing.  “It’s been a really awesome week,” I said, “A really great experience every single day.”

“You should try it.”

Yes, this week has been remarkable.  I have loved discovering the one thing God has in mind for me to do every day.  But, the effect I hadn’t expected, the part of this discovery process that I hadn’t anticipated, is how I am discovering the goodness of God.

How good He is.


Want to know more about this 10 week challenge?  Click here.

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Emily Freeman
Emily Freeman took her first creative writing class in high school and has loved writing ever since. She finds great joy in studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Her deep love of the scriptures comes from a desire to find their application in everyday life. She is the author of several books, including The Peter Potential: Discover the Life you Were Meant to Live; 21 Days Closer to Christ; and Written On Our Hearts. There is nothing Emily enjoys more for breakfast than a bowl of coconut ice cream, strawberries, and toasted coconut. Other favorites include parades, vacations, firework displays, and going for a long walk with a good friend. Emily and her husband, Greg, live in Lehi, Utah, with their four children, whom she adores. http://dailyclosertochrist.com/
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