Monday, September 21, 2009

God Shows Up in Everyday Situations...Anne Graham Lotz

A quote that I often need to hear in order to be aware of the moments when God has shown up and I might actually miss what He's up to if I'm not careful...

God shows up in the ordinariness of our day, doesn't He? He doesn't show up only when He parts the Red Sea with a powerful wind, or in the banquet hall with handwriting on the wall, or on Mount Sinai with thunder and lightning, or on the Mount of Transfiguration in radiant glory. He shows up in everyday situations, as we are going about our everyday responsibilities in our everyday routines.

Moses was shepherding his flock at Mount Horeb. Gideon was threshing wheat by the winepress. David was looking after his father's sheep. Elisha was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen. Nehemiah was serving wine to the king. Amos was tending his flock and his sycamore-fig trees. Peter and Andrew were casting their fishing net into the sea. James and John were mending their nets. Matthew was collecting taxes. The Samaritan woman was drawing water from the well. Saul was in the midst of a "business trip." All of these people were simply living their ordinary lives when God invaded, interrupted, and turned their world inside out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is remarkable, rather amusing phrase