Daily Witness: God is good

I was the recipient of a mild rebuke this New Year, as I prayed to see what God had to say to me… and He said, “so, where’s the faith?  Don’t you think I’ll take care of you, if you’re obeying Me?”

So, I wanted to remind myself of the ways He takes care of life and service.

Made some phone calls for the ride ministry at church today.  First call went off flawlessly – no fuss, no muss.  Sweet.  Next call, I just felt like I needed to call this lady back… and she was crying when she picked up the phone.

So we prayed a bit, and I let her talk and it was a blessing to minister to her.  She’s looking for a church home, and she’s hurting, and our church is really GOOD at ministering to the hurting.   That makes me happy.

If God hadn’t pushed me to call her, I wouldn’t have – I normally don’t call people back once they have my phone # (so many flakes) if they want a ride.  (Seriously – if I call you and say, “do you want a ride to church?” and you say, “yeah, I’ll think about it, maybe later” … I’m not going to bug you).  And obviously God’s timing for the phone call itself.

And instead of having to call all over tarnation for the ride for the other lady, God hooked that right up.  I was feeling guilty for not having hooked her up earlier, so that was just grace.

The third call was just a call, volunteer dude had gotten my email and not written me back.  Whatevs – I did get the pleasure of “hey, it didn’t go into the spam box!”  I worry about that.  I prefer email, but I worry about the Great Spam Box of Doom.  (Much like voicemail.  But then again – if you’re not going to call/email me back when I’m just putting you on the list, when I actually NEED you to contact me because I have someone who wants to get to church, how useful are you going to be?)

Have been having a few bumps and lumps on the personal side, and God gave some grace there, and I appreciate it.

It’s awkward sometimes to talk about the Providential stuff in our daily lives, and then we forget, because we don’t talk about it.   We forget to watch for it.  And then we miss out on joy.

When you start to look up and notice the cool stuff, you are struck by how God loves you – active verb – in everyday life.  And then you notice more, and that helps you love Him a bit more and it helps you focus on Him a bit more, and it just makes life an amazing place.

Every day is like this, every day has Providential blessing scattered all through it, God’s special gifts for each one of us.

I just wanted to share.

I just wanted to remember – God’s got this.

5 thoughts on “Daily Witness: God is good

  1. Elspeth

    I sometimes remember to look, but more often than not I don’t. Partially because life. Partially because I figure the sun shines on the just as well as the unjust and sometimes serendipity is just serendipity. Some heather across town likely experienced similar so it doesn’t make me especially loved, LOL.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, my dear sister. I am often careful to be grateful for my life, my family, the amazing grace of the Cross. So it’s not a lack of awareness of how blessed I am. I just tend to turn my gratitude toward the big picture and miss the little things. So thank you for the reminder.

    1. hearthie Post author

      I’ve been practicing throwing up a quick “thank you” when something good happens. Some is likely serendipity – but as I’ve heard more than once, “coincidence isn’t a Biblical concept”.

      It does me a lot of good, keeps me in communion with God, keeps me focused on all the ways He cherishes me, instead of focusing on my problems or whatever.

  2. Elspeth

    Oh, I get it. I’ve even had periods of life when I find myself taking a minute to thank God for something so very simple and mundane just because it made my day go smoother. I’m not knocking it,and rather wish I was built more in a way where I could experience it more often. But alas…

  3. seriouslyserving

    You remind me of my mother, Hearthie. She is very good at thanking God for each providence, big and small. And it always rubs off on me when I spend time with her.

    Also, in the spirit of the post, allow me to share an example of God’s mercy recently. My husband has been on several bike rides in his recent holidays, quite long ones. The other day, he went on a shorter one close to hom.. He got a severe puncture, discovered he hadn’t packed his repair kit (not for some months) and basically had to limp home. It occurred to us that it was very good of God to allow this to happen on the only ride he did close to home, rather than the many rides far awa..

    1. hearthie Post author

      Praise the Lord – yes, much better to have that lesson where it can be enough of a lesson to remember to pack his kit no matter what – but not horrible. God is so good to us.


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