God of the Details

Today, I am thankful that God is interested in the little details of my life. Normally, I come to Him with the things that seem “big” in my mind, but when I take a moment and view my circumstances from His perspective (the all-knowing, all-powerful, and ever-present God), I can better appreciate that everything that I bring to His attention is “small,” relatively speaking. Amazingly, He is extremely interested in these details, and moreover, has opinions about them. Why? For reasons I’ll never fully understand, whatever concerns me concerns Him, no matter how big or small the situation may appear. What a remarkable truth!

A couple of weeks ago, there was something small I was pondering – it almost felt too insignificant to bring the matter to God’s attention, but I decided to do it anyway. I keep a small notebook that I call “QFG” – Questions for God – so I put the request in there and waited to see if I’d receive anything by way of a response.

Again, this is not a good vs. evil situation; rather, it is more of a small side-path, an opportunity that seems to mirror the trail on which I am already traveling. During this time, the following questions have arisen in my mind:

  • Should I take this path or stay on my present road? (The side-path runs pretty close to the main trail, so I am not too concerned about veering off to destinations unknown)
  • If I take the side-path, which way should I go? (Right? Left?)
  • Should I get on this parallel path now, later, or not at all?

For the next couple of weeks, I really didn’t gain much clarity, and so I sort of let the matter drop. It was still in my mind, but I hadn’t gotten a definite red or green light, so I let it go.

Today, some additional insight arrived in a serendipitous way. Without going into the details (I learned that God has been hanging out in my details for some time now!), I happened to be at the right place at the right time, and God introduced a key person into my life who really helped shed some light on the side-path. Also, this person showed me a clear map of where this side-path goes, and shared her own experiences walking on it. Immediately, I started to feel excited about this opportunity, even though I’m still waiting on God to reveal whether this path is for me, when I should explore it, and to better understand if this side-path truly aligns with the journey that I’m travelling with the Lord.

So, I’m open to this new opportunity – even a little excited about it, if I’m honest – but I am not attached to it. I’m still marvelling at the fact that God has gotten down into the nuts and bolts of my life, and has shown me that He cares. This really touches my heart.

Here is my prayer for today: Dear Jesus, thank You for caring about the details of my life, and for having distinct thoughts about every opportunity that comes my way. May I always take a moment to ask Your opinion about all areas of my life – not just the “big things”. Thanks also for giving me a sound mind that enables me to make important decisions; however, help me to remember that wise decisions can only be made after I’ve consulted with You. I so very much want to be wise in Your eyes! Give me the discernment needed each day so that I can understand what Your will is in every situation, and respond in ways that honor You. In Your name I pray, Amen.

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