What I learnt today
About half of our stuff is still in boxes from the move just before Christmas. And in a box somewhere are my Bible notes. So until I find them again, I have been doing a devotional through the youversion bible app. Today it had this to say:
As servants of God, we must learn to make room for Him—to give God “elbow room.” We plan and figure and predict that this or that will happen, but we forget to make room for God to come in as He chooses. Would we be surprised if God came into our meeting or into our preaching in a way we had never expected Him to come? Do not look for God to come in a particular way, but do look for Him.
Is it just me that ties myself in knots over hearing from God? And yet in steps Jesus light of foot and heart full of laughter, my worries suddenly dissipated like morning mist.
If only I raise my head to see.
Worry is a terrible thing and when it bows the head we miss the very thing that could have relieved it.
Take for example the conversation I had with God this morning while out with the dog.
Me: wow lord, everything is so beautiful and it’s all here even if no human ever sees it.
HIM: do you think it is here just for humans?
Me: yeah, how can you be so selfish, do you really think it’s all about you?
And in comes worry flooding my heart with concerns of selfishness and conceit.
Thankfully God raises my head again to the sights all around me:
HIM: l made all this and it sings out its praises of me whether any human eye sees it or not. And it is my joy to share it with you today.
Me: oh… Thank you Lord.
So today I learnt that I should worship like creation does, that God steps in when I least expect it, and that his heart is more full of love and faithfulness than my ability to worry would give him credit for.