How do you watch God move? In a previous blog I told you take some time to get quiet and watch God move. But what does that mean? Many of you are probably asking, what does that look like? How do you do that?
It’s not hard. He’s moving around us everyday. We have to learn to see Him in the small stuff. I’m learning that the small stuff is really huge.
There’s a flower I was given by a friend that I keep in my apartment. I am the furthest from being a green thumb. Usually a plant is dead within a week or two from being in my possession. But I remember when I received the plant, I had just gotten back from a trip and I’d returned to my apartment to find it there. It was my favorite color, purple, and just what I needed in that moment – to be thought of, acknowledged. Just to know someone thought enough of me to welcome me back to a clean home with beautiful flowers. That in and of itself is God. He uses people as His vessels to accomplish His purpose. My friend was used in that moment as a vessel of God’s love.
But even smaller…
I’ve had that plant for months now and have been able to watch a complete blooming cycle. Remember most of my plants would have been dead by now. That blooming cycle while “small” has been amazing to watch. If God put that much detail in a plant, how much more has He put in me?
“Walk into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They don’t fuss with their appearance—but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them. If God gives such attention to the wildflowers, most of them never even seen, don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?”
Luke 12:27-28 The Message Translation
That’s how you see God in the small stuff…
By acknowledging God in even the blooming cycle of a plant, I was reminded of a scripture in His word that was encouraging in that very moment. Learning to consistently have a heart of gratefulness and acknowledge God in everything helps me to put one foot in front of the other not always knowing where exactly it will lead me. It helps me to keep going even when I’m afraid because He sends me reminders that He’s there, that He’s in each step.
Encouraging you to trust God, be grateful and take one step at a time while acknowledging Him in everything!