I hope that you are keeping warm!
Yesterday I had what I call one of “Ev’s Escapades.” I needed an important piece of info and I couldn’t find it where it is always kept. I looked all over, in drawers, papers flying all over the place. I looked many times in each place, going through every piece of paper, with it not turning up. I was getting exasperated, knowing that I always keep it in the same spot.
Later in the evening, I looked again in an area I had already looked at – at least three times. Something kept drawing me back there. Lo and behold – there it was! It was there all along, and even though I saw it, it was face down, unrecognizable. Every time I noticed it before, I kept thinking I should turn it over, but did not think that was it. I sifted through every piece of paper, turned over each one – all except that one.
The Lord then started showing me that we see, but do we recognize? Just like the disciples on the road to Emmaus. The disciples saw Jesus, yet they didn’t recogize Him. He was right in front of their eyes all the while.
Not seeing the paper I was looking for was a prime example of how things can be right in front of us, yet we don’t see. How much do we miss that which the Lord is trying to show us? How many times is He answering our prayers, yet we don’t know it because it comes in a way different than we were picturing it?
I believe the Lord wants to show us much more than we “see.” Sometimes I can be so unobservant. I can get so focused that it becomes “tunnel vision.” It’s so easy to miss what the Lord is showing us. He wants to widen our horizons and show us the light, not only at the end of the tunnel, but all around it.
Happy New Year!
If you would like to read my articles on Inner Voice Magazine, go to www.innervoicemag.com and click on OUR VOICE. Scroll down to the titles (3 pages): God’s Love Notes, Just Whisper, Do-Overs, The Sparkle and Sound of Crystal, End of Your Rope, Fragrance of Fall and Listen to His Heartbeat.