I’m always amazed with our Lord and Savior. He pursues us and when each one of us finally realizes this, we can begin to build a relationship with God, with Jesus Christ and with The Holy Spirit we would never know otherwise. I speak to this first hand. When one reads through the Bible one finds endless number of characters God has seemingly singled out. Little had I thought about the part the individual played as God was pursuing. They had to be willing to respond through obedience to God’s nudges to them. Most of the ones we read about in scripture have huge impact on humanity. I’m also realizing that God is not wanting me to look for impact, that is His role. He is wanting me to look at Him. As He continues to nudge, speak, remind, and I learn to respond at the time through obedience, I often see impact or I sense contentment. What I’ve never expected to know is the deep peace in my soul He promises.
Today is not a day with schools or with ministry. It is a day I get to be a gardener. I have a couple things I will do like practice a song I’m singing Sunday with our choir and a quartet practice tonight, but the day is open. Even in a day like today, God is saying to listen and be awake for His nudges. Sometimes the nudge is simply to look up and rejoice. That’s what I’m doing right now as I write this. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!