I long to have absolute certainty that I have connected with God. You know, no ifs, ands or buts. Things like celestial fireworks going off, heavenly trumpets sounding and a powerfully overwhelming divine presence. What is more, I want (expect?) God to do big things like ending hunger, bringing world peace, and having entire communities enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. And while I still hold out hope that God will do these things if God is ready to do these things, I have realized that their absence does not mean God is absent. Indeed, God is present and at work all around me right now doing amazing things to transform lives, communities and the world. All of which means one thing. My most important task today is to discover what God is already up to and how God wants me to get involved.