How does God get your attention? Does He quietly grab you in the calm of a new morning? Does He speak through another person on a life issue? Does He give you a ‘DeNozo’ (a tap on the head to say – – really?!)
Why does He need to get our attention? In the day-to-day stuff of living we tend to start depending on ourselves to much and He needs to remind us who is really in control. Through the phone ringing, dishes, laundry, taking the cat to the vet, mowing the lawn, waiting in line, daily issues He wants us to remember He is there.
So, then, how do we react? Are we angry, irritated, grouchy, grumpy…. When these attention grabbing issues happen we often display whatever is in our hearts/minds at that point. Proverbs 23:7 reminds us that what we think is who we are. Jesus said in Luke 6:45 that a man speaks out of the nature of the heart.
Do we consider these reminders of God’s control as a part of our daily joy? James 1:2 says to consider it pure joy when we face trials of any kind. Imagine what might happen if you’re having one of those days where the irritations start upon waking and just continue to pile up and you remember to ‘consider it pure joy’. Would that change our behavior, demeanor, and attitude? Hm-m-m-m-m–m-m
More than anything God wants us to become totally dependent on Him for every one of life’s issues. He wants us to come to Him when we’re tired of the drama and the interruptions. He is waiting to hear every good and bad part of our day. He wants us!
Almighty, Most Holy Father, my life is Yours. I place all my good and bad in Your hands. Take control of all today’s issues. Let me find joy in everything that will happen. Let me know Your Presence. Keep me connected to You in every part of this day. Make it so!