Shape of God – The Cloud
We have heard that God is like a prism and that He is like a cloud, but have you ever thought about a simple dot when you think about the Lord??
Well, for starters, what is a dot? It’s a precise point at the end of a sentence which is probably the most common form of a dot. It is very precise right? It is the smallest of details.
When God says something you can know that He is very precise with what He means. He is very much into details including the details of our lives.
Details, some of us run from them, and some of us live for them.
I love the fact, that the God of all creation, the Alpha and the Omega cares about the simple details in our lives. The Scriptures tell us that God knows the very count of the hairs on our head. (Luke 12:7) Think about that for a second, 8 billion people in the world and God knows the number of hairs on our heads. He also knows the number of every grain of sand in the world. How can we not be comforted by the fact that God knows each and everything about us, and cares about the things that seem insignificant to us.
Have you ever had a time where you were blessed with some thing That the average person would not get excited about, but because it was some thing specifically designed to bless you, you realize that it was God? I have had countless blessings in my life that I knew, for a fact were especially curated for me, and would look like an ordinary thing to anyone else. Those moments show us that things that are important to us are important to Him as well. I like to compare it to the fact that as parents we all know some thing special that means a lot to our kids. You could get some thing for one child because you know it’s special to them, and it would mean absolutely nothing to another. I feel like God is the same way.
God has a way of surrounding us with details for us to enjoy and for us to recognize His work. How wonderful is it that our God is not just concerned with our obedience to Him, but He cares that we feel connected to Him in all sorts of ways. One of the easiest ways is to take time each day and think about God’s goodness in your life. It’s a great way of building your faith for the times in life that are a bit tougher. Being mindful of all the big and small ways by which our Heavenly Father loves us helps to increase our faith.
What this means in a practical sense is that we need to remember that the love of God is so deep and so profound yet so very simple at the same time. Sometimes I feel we approach God as if He is aloof and almost frustrated by our prayers. Well, not only is God the opposite of aloof because He is an ever-present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1) but I believe it brings great pleasure to Him to answer our prayers.
All throughout history we can see examples of how God showed up and completely changed someone for the rest of their lives. Look at King David, Esther and so many others! God speaks into lives and they change which causes a chain reaction. When the Lord speaks and we listen it not only affects our lives, but those around us as well. Remember today that God is in the details of your life, don’t be afraid to talk to Him about them as well. Just as a dot or period is to the point and completes a thought, God is very precise in His words, His instructions and His thoughts towards us.