“Stand in awe of God’s Yes. Oh, how he blesses the one who fears God!” Psalm 128.4
I am amazed when I look for further than the end of my day and see just how forceful, purposeful, and direct God is. Most of what I give God credit for others call “luck”, or just “coincidence”. Initially I accepted their views, but as the evidence kept coming day in and day out, I knew I must reexamine my conclusion.
God’s army (people and angels) must be at work! I find too many events and outcomes that go beyond our ability to achieve. God keeps moving in and out of my sight. The most tangible evidence is the fact that I made it back to my hotel yesterday after 90 minutes of driving half-blind, totally exhausted, and sleep deprived. I did not cause any accidents, I made all the turns, and I felt God at work.
Have you looked around lately? Look for the moments when you find yourself challenged, discouraged, or depressed. Look at the various people and situation influences. Does it all add up? In my moments, the sum does not equal the parts. Someone or something must be at work!
Additionally, have you thought recently about what any of this might mean? Awe and true fear are pieces of the same emotion. What happens to your view of life if you see God at work in your like? Scared, I hope so. Awestruck, I am. I am usually dumbfounded, blessed, and ashamed all at the same time!
Look at the questions. If God is actively involved in my life then I must owe him something. I know I am not paying so am I totally in debt? If God keeps doing stuff then he must not really know who I am. He does, so how does any of this makes sense? If God is looking at my details then not only do I matter so does my view about God!
God loves you and I. Totally, completely, and with without reserve. I’m stunned and blessed.