Wednesday, December 7, 2011

details

I have been praying lately that I would see God in the little things of each day. It's a prayer born out of love for reading or hearing about the times when God shows up in the lives of others. It's also born out of a jealousy to have those same kinds of moments - but I think this might be the kind of jealousy God is okay with - the kind where we are as jealous for Him as He is for us.

I want to have a radical walk with God - one where I believe Him for the big things, but also know He cares about the incidentals - the details of my day. In the devotional I do with the kids most mornings, this verse struck me: "The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives" (Psalm 37:23 NLT, emphasis mine). I love that - God delighting in every detail.

And in inviting Him into every detail, I begin to see Him in every detail...

Sunday:
I stayed home from church on Sunday with under-the-weather Reese and Ben. It turned into a lovely two hours of reading to and napping with Ben. A gift.

Later that afternoon, I took Luke swimming after feeling a nudge from the Lord to do so (Dave usually is the one to do these kinds of Sunday-afternoon activities because I take my "day of rest" literally. ;) ). Another gift.

Both moments an answer to my prayer for having more one-on-one time with my two youngest as much of my time during the week is focused on school with Brianna and Reese.

The swimming also was confirmation about my choice not to shower earlier that morning. Silly, perhaps, to pray about that - but it's a detail and the Word tells me God delights in these.

So I will continue to pray for God to be in the details of my life and that I would see Him in the details...in my day, in His creation and in the lives of others.

If you would like to share a moment of God in the detail of your life here, please do. :) I would love to rejoice with you over God revealing Himself to you in the details.

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8 comments:

PrairieJenn said...

Thank you for sharing this! I don't know that I have a specific example to share, but I have definitely been praying for direction in all things (even the little stuff...like which errand to run first, which book to read, etc.) and I am assured that God cares about the tiniest details of our lives and rejoices when we come to Him in everything:)

Tara said...

I love this. its moments like this that make up a life :)

I'm enjoying two kids that are born of me, and not of me at the same time...opposite of each other in so many ways, but the best of little friends, playing quietly, heads bent together :)

emily freeman said...

Love these details - so glad you are unwrapping these sweet gifts.

aseedinspired.com said...

You sound like a woman who seeks...and who hears.
That feeling where you know that you know...follow that...it gets louder and you will sit at the foot of a throne and hear more clearly....and then you will be able to pass that on.
Keep going towards the goal.
T

chosen2serve said...

I love the shower blessing! God does care about the details.

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

I don't think it's silly to pray for anything at all- it's part of Relationship - your ongoing conversation with your Father God! :)

Renee said...

I love how God so tenderly works in all the little things in our lives. He gives us many reasons to rejoice in each day. Thanks for sharing this post. Blessings!

Desiray said...

God is always in the little things I think what happens is we don't recognize God in those little things. In my church we sing a song that says, I want more of God the words go like this, I want to be used more of God, I want to be His hands and feet. But so often when God presents a opportunity for us to be His hands and feet we miss it, We must always keep our spiritual eyes open all the time look through them