The Very Reason
Why do I send these writings out? Why take the time to notice all the little, and big things God is doing? Why put them down on paper, and share them with others? Okay, I enjoy it; that’s one reason. Writing is truly a pleasure for me. But as I talked with my husband, Jim, the other day, I was telling him that The SAND Room’s purpose is so that we can all see God. It seems when we want God to “show up,” it’s usually in a time of crisis, and we pray, and we pray hard, perhaps for the first time, maybe for the hundred-thousandth time, “Please God, help us now!” And we wait for Him to do His “thing.” And if He doesn’t do what we have asked, then we wonder if He is really there after all? But if we can start to get in the practice of seeing God every day, in every thing, then I truly believe we can start to see Him in the big things we need, even when He “supposedly” doesn’t show up—because God is always with us. He never leaves us. He never forsakes us…He loves us! Just because we don’t always get what we want, or what we ask for, it doesn’t mean He has abandoned us. Do we always give our children exactly what they ask for? Or do we give them what would be best for them? God is our Father who knows best, and His plans and purposes far exceed what we can presently understand.
I write about simple things, like bubble wrap showing up in my back yard to save my hands from thorn pricks. I write about miracle healings in ocean waters when a foot has been injured to the bone from the rocks. I write about everything in between. I write about it all, just so that I can not only take note of God myself in all things, but so that you can too. And then I get a response like this from one of my readers, and it truly encourages me to keep writing about all these things.
This one is important for me to see. A lot of times I only think God can operate in our lives in the case of big life altering things. I sometimes leave Him out of things save for the really big stuff. It is good to be reminded that He has a hand in everything and wants to be honored in all things big and small. To Him goes the glory.
If The SAND Room writings ended today, they could die a happy death by me. Why? Because not only of the truth that was seen in what God is doing each day by this one reader, but because this response actually came from our 35 year old son! Nothing warms a mother’s heart more!! Psalm 145:4-7 says, “Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts. I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles. Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue…Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness…”
When Searching And Noticing the Divine, it is important to share Divine moments with those who know us best—even Jesus had an inner circle with John, then James and Peter.
Let the Good News spread from within, so that soon everyone will share the story of God’s wonderful goodness!!