We should all be expecting God to come into our circumstances, but we shouldn’t be expecting Him to come in a particular way.
The Bible, all the way through shares story upon story where God shows up in a most unexpected and often unnerving way.
He’s in a burning bush; He’s in a dream; He makes a donkey talk; He allows a person’s possessions and family to be swept away; He’s in a whisper; He’s in a jar of oil.
In the New Testament, I think, Jesus must take great delight in interacting with each person, each request, each question in a unique way.
My Utmost for His Highest says it this way:
“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.”
Live expecting God to show up, live to receive and hear God, but be listening and watching for truths that you never expected, to be revealed in ways you couldn’t have imagined.
Patricia (Pollywog Creek)
This is very cool, Robbi. I had very similar thoughts this morning and am in the middle of posting about it. Last week, as I was driving down the road that leads to my Tuesday friend’s house, I saw 4 deer together on the side of the road. Of course I didn’t have my camera with me. Today, certain to not make that same mistake, I grabbed my camera as I headed out the door. There were no deer today, and as I reached the end of the road and turned into my friend’s driveway, the thought occurred to me, “I wonder what I missed because I was looking for deer.”
Blessings and Peace Author
Hope all is well on Pollywog Creek, Patricia. I will be calling you one day soon with great news on Dale’s book.