What is Godspotting, Anyway?

Godspotting Defined

My husband, Rich, one of my greatest blessings, reviewed my debut post and suggested that it might be helpful to explain what I mean by Godspotting. He’s a tremendous “second pair of eyes” for me.

First, a note about what it’s not: Godspotting isn’t God’s presence in our lives; it’s our awareness of His hand upon us.

As a lay follower of Christ (and one whose walk with our Lord has followed a long and winding path), I am relieved to defer to pastors when attempting to describe a concept. Some jobs are best left to the professionals.

Pastor Stan K. Niemi, when he was pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rio Linda, California, discussed Godspotting in his sermon of July 28, 2002. He develops the concept nicely in this lesson.

His sermon notes, by the way, indicate that he is discussing Romans 8:26-39, a passage that includes the verse that, if not my all-time favorite, ranks in the Top 5 of my personal Scripture Hit Parade:

28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Romans 8:28 (NLT)