Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ths God Chronicles - 06/24/09

The God Chronicles is a blogging carnival where we link up and share the stories of how we have seen God working in our lives. We do this because we believe in the importance of writing down and recording our "God sightings" - both so that we will remember them, and so that they can be passed down to our children. Our stories are also an encouragement to others, so that they can see that our God is real and that He is actively working in our lives. For the origins of TGC, read this post.

If you have a story to share, big or small, please join in and write your own TGC blog post. (You have no idea how excited I get when someone links up...or how depressing it is when no one does, lol.) In your post, link back to this post so that your readers can come back and read through the other links if they like. Then, once your post has been written and you've hit "publish," come back to this post and add your name and the URL for your TGC post to Mr. Linky at the bottom (please link to your actual TGC post and not just to your blog's main page, so readers can find your God story easily). For all the technical details, read this post.


I often try to find a "big story" to put here on The God Chronicles. But because I see God's work in my day-to-day life, too, I wanted to share some of those "smaller stories."

Throughout my day, people I know just come to my mind. For example, I could be cooking tacos - which are one of my nephew's favourite things to chow down on at my house - and suddenly I'm thinking of him and wondering how he's doing. When this happens, I try to take a minute to pray for that person. Not always, but sometimes this happens at just the right moment when someone was really in need of a little prayer. Periodically, I'll even wake up in the middle of the night with someone on my mind and pray for them.

Have you ever had a time where it seems like the same message is being repeated, over and over again? I once had a friend who said to me, "I don't know what God's trying to tell me, but the parable of the Prodigal son has appeared at least six times in the past week!" I get that. I think God must know my hard-hearted nature, and the way I assume every message I hear is just perfect for someone else. In order for me to get it through my thick head that He's speaking to me, He needs to get that message to me repeatedly - through devotionals, sermons, books I'm reading, movies I'm watching, stories friends tell, and so on.

Delays and interruptions can be so annoying. I am a "schedule person." I thrive on order, organization, and time-tables. I can sometimes get so structured that I miss out on God's still small voice in my day. There are days, though, when nothing goes as planned. (Like the two days I lost internet a couple months back. Argh!) It's funny, though, that in the midst of days filled with frustration and schedule glitches, I begin to seek God a little more. It often starts with me praying, "Lord, nothing is going as planned. Please help put my day back on track." And then I sense Him telling me, you needed to be a little off-track today, because otherwise you would not have come to Me. Ah-ha.

God is just as present in the everyday things as He is in the parting-the-sea style miracles. Sometimes it just takes me a little bit before I catch on...

1 comment:

  1. I wrote this last Friday, but I think it fits in line with how I've seen God working lately in my life. Thanks for sharing!


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