By Karen O’Connor:
Lots of food, fun, family, and friends will show up on Super Bowl Sunday. Stores are advertising drinks and grub at great prices. Take-out restaurants are urging you to leave the preparation to them. They’ll even deliver platters and punch. But I’m wondering if anyone will stop and find God at a party. Some people may assume that’s about the last place one could relate to the Lord. He’s for Sunday service or the church choir or a family Bible study.
But the truth is God is ever present everywhere because he is personal, relational, and emotionally invested in each one of us. Whether we’re having fun cheering for our favorite sports heroes or working hard on a project at the office or driving the kids to soccer practice, God is with us, providing the spiritual refreshment we need to keep going in our busy lives. Yes, even at a party.
So the next time you’re attending a get-together or planning one, think about how you and your guests can interact in ways that honor God—by relating to each other with kindness, hospitality, and generosity. When you bring God into your midst you are less likely to eat and drink too much or lose control of your words and actions. He will help you be moderate in all ways so that you can enjoy the festivities without the regrets that so often follow the next day.
Find God at a party and you’ll remain happy and satisfied regardless of the outcome of the event or the game you’re watching.
Need a football party snack idea? Try Betty’s Party Pigs-in-a-Blanket Recipe:
©Karen O’Connor. Karen is an author, writing mentor, and frequent contributor to Finding God Daily. Visit Karen on the web at www.karenoconnor.com