Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sometimes it's easy to miss the obvious...continued

The other day I shared how while I was studying the ground beneath my deer stand with a pair of binoculars, looking for tracks, a deer stepped into my field of view out of no where.  I had almost missed the obvious.

My attention was focused on a tiny patch of soil and because it was, the deer were able to move in from another direction and surprise me.  Is it possible we imagine God to be in the big stuff and so miss his presence in the little things?  Is it possible that we look for Him to sweep in and rescue us from difficulty when all along He is above us, sheltering us with His wings to see us THROUGH the storm?

The unescapable reality is that God is so much bigger than we could ever imagine and his love for us so perfect and complete that we cannot begin to fathom it's depths.

If God is in all things...and He is, then we do not have to study a patch of ground through binoculars to look for him.  We need to expect and confess that He is indeed there.  If we do not see Him it is our vision that is flawed and not His presence that is missing.  We need to learn to look through eyes of faith instead of binoculars.

If God loves us...and He does,  God's love for us is perfect, it is guided by His perfect wisdom.  We do not need to be anxious for what tomorrow holds.  Smooth sailing or rough seas, God is shaping us to be the person He can use.  God had not stopped loving Jonah while he was in the belly of the whale.

Don't miss the obvious.  God is within reach and He loves you with an EVERLASTING love.  We just need to look through eyes of faith to see Him and rest secure in His love no matter life's circumstances.

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