“When you walk, your step will not be hampered; and if you run, you will not stumble.” – Proverbs 4:12
I decided to go for a run just a little while ago. Running has always provided me with an opportunity to pray, yet I’m no marathoner like I want to be. You can take that literally or figuratively.
On this run I apologized to the Lord for thinking about some of my own issues on a day that is really about Him. I turned the corner, walked a block and looked up. The picture on the left is what I saw.
I wish you could have seen it from the angle I first did. It was even better defined then what the photo shows. Then it was gone. We have been here for 5 years and I had never seen that shadow cast before.
It could have been His reminder that today is exactly about my issues. And yours. Or it could have been a reminder that in everything He is with us.
Our kids often ask us if we can see God. I love this question. There are so many scriptures to point to, so many things in life to reference and creations of this world to point to. I love this question because it tells me they are searching for Him. Just yesterday, Nicole was in the elevator at Real Life and Pastor Justin Landrum got in.
“Is that Jesus?” Emma Grace asked. Nicole was somewhat prepared for the embarrassment as we had seen Justin walked past us earlier and Emma Grace shouted “Jesus!”
It is a tough thing for a child to understand the spirit of God. It may be even tougher for an adult to understand. Or maybe we just want Him to physically be with us all of the time; I’m not saying He doesn’t visit with us in that way from time to time.
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16
I’ve really enjoyed these moments over the last five years when God has personally spoken to me. It seems to be happening more and more lately; or at least I hope it is happening more frequently. Maybe He is not speaking to me more at all. Maybe I am simply a better listener. I am hoping we are all learning to be better listeners. After all, we have a lot of questions but He has even more answers.
Either way in this case, it is what I needed to ‘hear.’ Maybe seeing IS believing.