As a young girl, my father surprised me with a trip to New York’s Madison Square Gardens to see the Harlem Globetrotters. In order to afford this adventure, we sat in the nosebleed section. My father solved the vision issue with a set of binoculars. He wanted to be absolutely sure that I got the best view possible from my seat. My experience came with limitations, but it gave me enough of an impression of almost touching the players.
In the same way, my Heavenly Father desires that I catch a glimpse of Him working in my life. He knows for now I see dimly but still yearns for me to observe the ways He shows up for me.
Priscilla Shirer refers to it as being “God conscious” throughout the day. When I quit attempting to orchestrate my Heavenly Father’s actions and open my heart to recognize His appearance, His daily presence showers my life.
One day a friend called me with a verse and two days later I read it in my quiet time. It dawned on me that I would’ve missed the Lord’s full intention for me with that verse if I hadn’t received it earlier. He wanted me to know that not only was He mighty to save, but singing over me brought Him pleasure (Zephaniah 3:17).
Another time the Lord impressed upon me to call someone with a full work schedule with a specific time to come into her office to pray with her. Although we were normally not free at that time, God cleared the time for us to pray together. It proved to be a huge step of faith for both of us and a way for us to see the Lord in a new way.
Recently, I received a text from a friend who was checking up on me because the Lord asked her to pray for me. Knowing I had a need to see His personal care for me, the Lord used my friend’s prayers and text to reveal His love to me. My friend served as Jesus in skin to me that day.
Lord, open our eyes today and enable us all to see Your hand in it. Amen.
About Beckie Stewart
Beckie Stewart has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years. They have five children, the youngest adopted from Kazakhstan. She loves Jesus and discipling others to love Him too. She enjoys writing, reading, scrapbooking, and watching the Lord work in prayer. Her writings can also be read on Exploring Adoption, Mommies Magazine, and Ministry-to-Children.
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