Who says God doesn’t work in the small things?
While walking my furry nephew, Banjo, a little miniature dachshund ran out the front door of a neighbor’s house. The family of five ran across multiple yards, down the street, and back around again to their house chasing this puppy but she never towards the front door. I asked God to allow the puppy to come back and for the family to catch her. We continued walking down my street towards my house.
In the next moment, Holy Spirit said to me, “dogs often come to other dogs.”
Kait, Banjo, and myself turned around and began walking to their house. We knelt down at their mailbox and after a few rounds of running around the tree, the little miniature dachshund came up to Banjo. I grabbed the scruff of her neck and the father of the family came and picked her up.
He is in the small things as well as the big. ☺️
He (God) can’t speak to you if you don’t understand His language. Sure, He could speak in YOUR language but to constantly do so would make your relationship with Him one-sided. Since when do we want a one-sided relationship? We must love on each other through our love languages. We (normally) try to love others as we want to be loved. If you like words of affirmation (meaning you like people to tell you “you did a good job” or “you look beautiful”) then generally you give others compliments and encouraging words. Many times without even realizing it. But if that person’s love language is physical touch – your words are empty to them because they need a hug to feel loved. If you need nothing – you are mistaken. You need to figure out what has hardened your heart because everyone needs to be accepted… therefore loved. God’s love language is obedience. So if you’re not being obedient, but instead you are busy complimenting God because your love language is words of affirmation – understand your words are empty. God doesn’t NEED your words – He REQUIRES your obedience. Love on God.
Sometimes in life we have moments where our flesh doesn’t want to do something — but your mind is smarter than your heart. When a moment like that comes you pray for confirmation and then stop and listen. When you get your answer you have to make sure to follow it. Don’t let your heart get in the way to keep you from per-suing the direction God has directed you to go. I’m not going to lie, it sucks. Knowing that your flesh wants to do one thing but you know God is leading you somewhere else is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do. However if you are obedient, the adventures that follow will be fabulous. If you are not obedient, nothing will work as it should. You will fall to the self-serving, pride filled parts of being human. But our God reigns mighty and He will provide every step you need to take – you just have to step out and take the first step. If you are reading this you are not alone. I’m going through this very moment and I have to remember MY GOD is in control. Regardless of what others think, how they act or what they may tell you at the end of the day it’s your decision. You have one person to answer to – if God has told you to do it – then it’s done. Don’t question it.
*Let me heed you a warning though… do not tell others “God told me to…” if God has truly not told you to. This is blasphemy. And there is a consequence. Many speak that God told them to do something when He actually didn’t. It’s just an attempt of justification for them to do it and others not be able to argue with them.
This is my prayer today:
Lord, thank you for my direction you have already given me. You have spoken clearly and I must be obedient. Please lift me up through Your strength and help me to see with blinders on. You are my Alpha, Omega, Beginning and End. Without Your strength I would get through nothing. Use me Father in the things You have in store for me. Use me as your tool for whatever you see fit. In Jesus’ name… AMEN.
I normally don’t write something like that – but if you are going through this same situation and you are not really sure what to pray maybe this can be a starting point for you 🙂 Best of luck in your endeavors.
David was obedient and the plaque was lifted! 2 Samuel 24:18-25