It really is all about the little things in life. When someone holds the door for you, or assists you with carrying a load. Maybe they call or text just to check in on you. Or perhaps it’s those extra summer vegetables you’re handed due to the abundance of a friend or neighbor’s bounty.
I have had the experiences of late where God let’s me know He’s there. But it’s extremely subtle and quiet. I guess I’d prefer He’d be loud and make a big fuss. But, alas, He doesn’t.
It reminds me of this great story:
11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
1 Kings 19:11-13New International Version (NIV)
When we are needing an answer, or frustrated, hurting or confused, we really do want God to show up…BIG. But apparently, He doesn’t feel He has to. Maybe it’s because He already knows how huge He is, and to be honest, it would probably be more than our feeble human minds can really handle or manage.
I encourage you, this week, to watch for those “little things”, those quiet moments, where you know you didn’t make it up, or orchestrate it, you just know it’s a small window into His presence.
It even reminds me of an old hymn Little is Much When God Is In It.
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It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.- John Wooden