At the beginning of 2015, I made a decision, that this year I would acknowledge and see God in the detail of everything,
in my life, around me, in the small things, in the big things, and everything in between.
Through this faith exercise, my eyes started shifting focus as I began to see God move in every detail of my life.
During this year, I learnt so much about myself, about God and about others.
If you think about the word “DETAIL” it means “a small part of something“.
It’s the smaller parts, that when put together, form the BIGGER PART, the BIGGER PICTURE of something AMAZING.
Have you heard about the parable about the mustard seed? Matthew 17:20
Jesus said. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
See below a photo of a mustard seed, look how tiny it is, and yet Jesus tells us that if we have faith even as small as a mustard seed, we can move mountains with that faith, nothing would be impossible for us.
The mustard seed is a smaller part of something bigger, it is the seed, that when planted, grows, flourishes, strengthens, develops, lives on to do great things on this earth!
God is in the detail of everything in our lives, we need to praise Him in the small things and in the big things and everything in between. I have so enjoyed this journey of watching God bless me in the small things. I have been grateful for the sunshine on my face on a stressful day, an unexpected client meeting that happened to be near the sea, just a breath of fresh air, the birds singing, the joy when someone blesses me with a cup of tea on a busy work day, the gratitude when I am driving in an unfamiliar area and someone with a smile on their face allows me to move into their lane last minute before I get lost, the joy in the simple things, laughing with a friend, receiving a cuddle from a child, spending quality time with my husband and my family, a walk on the beach, those priceless moments, a friendly face, a kind heart, a sincere gesture. The list goes on and on and I could write a book about GOD IN THE DETAIL in every part of our daily lives.
The famous Albert Einstein said:
“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous“
There is no such thing as coincidence or luck. God works in the detail of your day, you might not recognise His Hand in it and you might think it is a coincidence or luck, but there is no such thing. Follow the blessings and you will find they all lead to God. He wants to bless you and to show you He loves you. If you are having a stressful or bad day and you come home to a family that loves you, comforts you and is there for you through it all; that is God in the detail, blessing you with loved ones who can support you and love you in the sunshine and through the storms. Don’t lose focus, don’t allow the negativity in this world to distract you from God’s goodness, love and peace.
I truly encourage you to take a week or a year or even just one day, to do this faith exercise and you will truly see the love of the Father for his Children. Remember what Jesus said about the MUSTARD SEED parable. Take this into your daily life. Allow it to encourage you and give you strength.
Thank God for your blessings, no matter how big or small,
praise HIM through it all.
YOU can move mountains,
YOU can do ALL things through Christ who gives YOU strength.
I have decided to take this faith exercise into 2016, as it has blessed me so much!
Will you try it? Would you like to know more about faith, love and grace?
Watch the video below to find out more. Have a blessed week!