I am sitting here thinking about all of the little things that God does to encourage me. Small things that make me smile.
People explain away the hand of God by calling it coincidence. Even big things, like Sarah's Story. They say (or think) that it was just a matter of chance and that I'm really quite lucky to have such good fortune. I have been told that I need to play the lottery because of my luck.
Ha! If I ever bought even one lottery ticket I fear what would happen to me, because God would know that my heart had turned to luck and no longer saw Him as my source of every blessing. Now, I'm not saying that that's the way it would be for you; I'm just speaking for myself. God deals with His children differently and individually.
But one thing I know for sure. I would never win a dime! :)
Back to the little things. Even if you called the big things coincidence or luck, you would not be able to explain away the little things that God does for me every day. If you could follow me around for just one day, you would for sure see the hand of God and you would have no choice but to believe. His working is that evident.
The Lord has lead me to a new and challenging adventure in my life. No doubt it is of God, so amazing are the circumstances. I will tell you more of it tomorrow. But I am thrust in to twelve hour work days, and then some. The length of day is just temporary, but just the same, it is exhausting.
God knows I'm tired, and oh, the things that He does to encourage and cheer me! It's crazy, really! I travel in the dark to and from work. One morning I saw the best and closest shooting star that I've ever seen. I was driving in my car, but if I'd pulled over quickly enough and had a cane, I think I could have reached up, hooked it, and drawn it down to myself. And it came down right over the location of my workplace.
I saw a face formed by the red lights in the back of the school bus and car right in front of me. It made me laugh, and then I laughed some more at the thought of how easily the Lord can cheer me. I found a few dollars in my pocket when I thought I was out of cash. I have received encouraging gifts and notes, and had sweet people whispering kind and appreciative words into my ear. God's love and precious encouragement.
And as I work and labor and squeeze every minute out of each day, forcing two days of work into every one, I see Him and hear Him. He strengthens me. I know He loves me.
Isaiah 49:15 - "Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee."
I could never forget my babies. Never! Even more so, He remembers me and provides for me just in the nick of time. Oh, how I love Him! Is there any wonder why?
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