Friday, July 11, 2014

Who is in the details?

The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. –Psalm 37:23

Conventional wisdom might say that the devil is in the details and God is too busy with big things to be concerned with the minutia of our lives, but the Bible tells us otherwise.  We may not be able to comprehend how vast a mind is required to keep up with all the details of every person, but we are not God.  Jesus told us that God knows every hair on our heads!  (Matthew 10:30; Luke 12:7)  Counting hairs might sound like a fairly mundane thing to do, but the Psalmist says that God delights in every detail of our lives.  God is obsessed with us!  The almighty creator of the universe cares so much about us that he wants to be involved in every part of our lives.
I have heard people say they don’t pray unless there’s something big they need help with because they are sure that God doesn’t care about the small things, or that he doesn’t need to be bothered about the mundane aspects of life.  But think about your feelings for the people you care about most.  Don’t you want to be involved in more than just their major crisis moments?  Our relationships with people grow and thrive when we spend time with them enjoying all of life’s moments together.  And it’s the same with God.  He wants to be a part of all our moments.

Knowing this is good. Acting on it is another matter.  It’s not easy to change our habits and incorporate new patterns.  We might be in the habit of only thinking about God on Sundays, or only at certain times of the day, for instance during a morning or evening devotional.  Those are good and spending those focused times helps keep us on track.  Remembering to talk to God outside of those times can be a challenge.  How can we overcome this challenge?  The first step is to ask God to help us.  It can be helpful to ask others how they remember to talk to God throughout the day.  Share your ideas by posting a comment below. 
May God bless you as you seek him, and bless us all as we seek him together!

Pastor Melissa

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