One of my dear friends has incredible vision—not just the 20/20 kind, but spiritual vision—her eyes are always tuned into seeing how, what, and where God may be speaking to her. What’s amazing is the more she becomes aware of God in her life, she finds even more ways that He goes out of His way to encourage her or show her His truth. Whether it’s giving her the same Bible verse through three different vehicles in a week, a message meant just for her via someone’s license plate, or even someone who had no idea of her specific prayers, speaking the same words she wrote in her prayer journal just days before.
When your eyes are actively looking for where and how God will show up, it’s amazing just how many times he does!
As her friend, it’s incredibly encouraging to be along for the ride. Seeing the countless ways she sees God on a daily basis, is encouraging me to sharpen my eyes and look to see where and how God shows up in my life.
One recent example of this was when I was driving from Charlottesville to Norfolk last Thursday feeling the burden of longing to be in two places at the same time. I was praying and I simply said, “God, I don’t know if I can do this…” Seconds later, I looked up and right in front of me was a huge Mack Truck that said on the back, “The Lord is My Strength.” At that moment I felt the Lord whisper to me, “I’ve got this. You are not alone. Let Me be your strength.”
Ya’ll, I can’t tell you how excited I was! So much so, that I pulled up right next to the trucker, smiled and gave him a big “thumbs up”…how cool am I?!? He just smiled and waved.
It meant so much to me that at a pretty low point of my week, my eyes would be directed to see a little encouragement that I so desperately needed. I felt incredibly loved and perfectly cared for.
Fast forward to this morning and I read in my Jesus Calling
book, “When you start to feel afraid, affirm your trust in Me…Trust Me, and don’t be afraid; for I am your Strength, Song, and Salvation.”
The Lord is my strength!
The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped.
Psalm 28:7 (Amplified)