God Guides in Simple Things
Yesterday, I had a conversation with a sister in the Lord. We talked about how God guides in simple things of life. The Lord loves us so much, and wants us to have that constant relationship with Him – To see Him in all things, no matter how simple they are. When we are in a relationship with Him, I don’t doubt for one minute that all things work together for the good. Here is a simple testimony and witnessing of God –
Starting yesterday afternoon, and through the evening, I had a headache. Usually when I have a headache, it’s as simple as being the result of worry, stress, not trusting Him, etc. (Setting the mind on things below). That has usually been where God guides me to examine for resolution. My headaches are usually taken care of by clearing the mind, receiving His peace, and setting the mind on things above. It wasn’t the case yesterday, it was actually more simple than this.
In the evening, I was walking through the kitchen and on my way to bed. The dog stopped and got a drink of water. It is difficult to express that “unction” from God, but I felt God guide me to get a drink of water. I wasn’t thirsty. As I started to grab some water, I thought “huh, I haven’t had any water all day.” As the first swallow was taken, it was as if that gulp directly attacked my headache. It was like a shock wave hitting the headache. Dehydrated.
I finished the glass of water and went to bed. The headache was just about gone as I lay down to sleep. God guides in the simple things of life if I pay attention. When we are in this kind of relationship with Him, whereas we are looking at all things as coming from God, I believe this is ‘pray without ceasing’. Constantly looking to God for Him to guide, talking to Him, asking, interceding, examining ourselves, etc. Jesus said “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” I don’t think this is something we do once in awhile. :)
So there ya have it. I can’t say that this is how God guides everyone. This is how He guides me in life, if I’m watchful, even in the simple things. Time to go get another glass of water. I pray this blesses you, in Jesus name, amen.
Thank you for sharing that simple yet timely reminder.
God sometimes use the simple things to guide us towards bigger things … only we are so preoccupied at times we keep looking for the answer when it’s right there under our noses…
Hey sister ann, thanks for stopping in and sharing.
Indeed, I find one of my largest challenges is that my mind is preoccupied with thinking how God will handle a situation. Blinders of self (basing things on my own understanding and setting the mind on things below). Like, I’ll pray, and think “Ok, it will come in this fashion or that fashion.”
When I do this, I have found that 100% of the time the situation does not unfold as I had thought it would. This has led to a weakened faith (wicked one stealing the seeds of God). And I’m doing it to myself by not trusting.
You are so right. Sometimes, it is right in front of me but I am blinded by the self. I’m looking and seeking His solution, based on my limited understanding, versus trusting and letting the solution just come. He said to pray and watch. When I am watching, I should examine which pair of eyeglasses I am viewing the world through. Glasses of self, or glasses of the spirit. Who knows, He probably showed me 10 times that day to drink water, but I was blinded.
Thanks for stopping in and commenting Ann.. Your simple statement really got me thinking. I see, for now, haha. God bless you and yours.