Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Does God Notice?

In the past few weeks, aside from all the usual amazing things He does (like keeping the earth traveling around the sun at precisely the correct angle to support life…you know…the usual), God has taken particular notice of me.

I know He always notices.

But in the past couple of weeks, He’s been obvious about it.

It started a few weeks ago with a big one. I needed to switch Emma’s speech therapy to a different time. That might not seem like a big deal, but it is. Despite heroic efforts on the therapist’s part, we finally concluded that it just wasn’t going to happen.

Until the next morning . . .when it did.

I’d been praying for wisdom (you know, since it wasn’t going to happen). He made it happen.

Then came the phone call. The one from Emma’s bus driver with the news that he could pick Emma up in the mornings at a reasonable time which means I don’t have to drag all three kids out the door every morning.

I hadn’t even gotten around to praying for that one.

He gave me something I didn’t even know I needed.

Then came the Saturday night email. The one asking if I could help out in a specific class on Sunday morning. Where, it just so happened, the very neighbor I’ve been praying for opportunities to witness to showed up to drop off her son.

He gave me a glimpse into His bigger plan.

Then came Monday morning. When I lost my earring. And I remembered the speech therapy, and the bus schedule, and the neighbor.

So I prayed. (Not a prayer of great faith).

God, it’s just an earring. I know it doesn’t matter all that much in the grand scheme of things. But it matters to me. Could you, maybe, you know, help me out?

When I found the earring a little while later, I heard Him.

I want to be involved in all of your life. You miss out on so much when you don’t bring it—all of it—to me.

Forgive me for making you too small. For knowing you are all-powerful in my head, but living my life as if some of my problems are too big for you. Thank you for holding my world in Your hands and for reminding me that you see it all—the complexity of my day, the desires of my heart, the earring dropping into the bottom of the gym bag. You are awesome.


JeanetteEdgar said...

Love this, Lynn! He helped me find a pair of pants on Sunday and my middle-schooler to open his locker 4 times yesterday!!

Shannon said...

It is too easy to forget how much He really cares for us. And, it is too easy to congratulate ourselves and our own efforts when we find "the earring." Thank you for thanking Him.

Shannon - you know, the crazy Shannon

Lynn Huggins Blackburn said...

Jeanette - Love it! Four times!!!
Shannon - If you're crazy, what does that make me? :-) And I'm so guilty of that - congratulating myself and my own efforts - that's a great way to put it!!

Jamie Britt said...

Lynn, I loved this post! You know, some people think that having a computer is such a small thing. But when it's pretty much your only means of communicatation, that's huge. I'd prayed several times over those 2 weeks to get it back...or to be able to aford a new one. Thanks for reminding me that He thinks it worthy of praying about. Love you!

Debra Koontz Traverso said...

Beautiful. (I'm beginning to sound like a broken record regarding your blog...because it's always...well...beautiful.)

Beth K. Fortune said...

What a great reminder Lynn. So glad God carries the large and small things of my life in His hands.

Lisa Davis said...

I love this post! I think we tend to forget that He cares about every single little thing. I'm so glad that He does. Thanks!