This post is one in a series of posts called “Glimpses of God” which I am writing as part of the Write31Days blog challenge. You can find the other posts here: 31 Glimpses of God Blog Challenge (#write31days)
Thirty-one days of purposefully seeking glimpses of God’s glory in my everyday life. Thirty-one posts in a row about said glimpses. Thirty-one days of searching, seeking, praying, reading and writing. Was it worth it? It was so worth it!!!
As I sit here thinking back over the last month, I am humbled and astounded over the precious glimpses I have received from my Savior. When I started this adventure I was terrified that I would have days when I stared at the white space of my computer with nothing to write about. I was so wrong.
However, not every glimpse was what I thought it would be. Not every glimpse was what I would have chosen. Yet every glimpse was perfect and good and beautiful. (Even the ones seen while fighting a stomach bug!)
Confession: I totally thought that God called me to do this challenge so that He would have this marvelous platform on which to announce that my book will be published. Well, that didn’t happen. But you know what? I’m ok with that. While I do hope to be able to shout that news from this blog someday, I have realized that seeing glimpses of God is not always in the big flashy moments. In fact, He seems to reveal Himself much more in the quiet private moments – those moments when it is just Heavenly Father and beloved child. Most of my glimpses came during my quiet time or as a direct result.
This past month I have felt as though my eyes have been opened to a new and wonderful reality. The reality of light shining in the darkness; of hope breaking through despair; of beauty springing up from brokenness. God is present. God is active. God is with us. And He delights in revealing Himself to His children.
I pray that God’s children will cry out to Him; asking Him to reveal His glory to us and through us. I long for the Church to return to her first love; to delight in Jesus more than any other person or thing. I pray that the Word of God will penetrate our hearts, pierce our souls and transform us so that we can shine brightly for the King.
Thanks for sticking with me through this 31 Day Challenge.
In Him and for His glory,