Have you ever gone somewhere with a small child and watched their reaction to things or events.
Or sat back and watched your children or grandchildren as they opened a present that you gave them. I love doing that, sometimes I like just buying a small little trinket and putting it in a gift bag for them and watch their reaction when they open it. Recently I was looking back at some of my old photos, and I came across one of my granddaughter when went to Florida. We had lunch with the princesses in Cinderella’s Castle. Her face lit up so much when the princesses started entering the room and she looked at me and said, “Mem, this is the best day ever”.
That just made that entire trip so much more special. It also made me see things that week so much differently. I started to look at it through her eyes. I wonder sometimes how God sees things that we are going through or experiencing.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.
Is He looking at what we are seeing through our eyes? Is He seeing it the way we see it? God already knows the outcome of every situation, but we don’t.
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
We are children of God and as His child we are still growing and learning, so are we as fascinated with some things as a child on a vacation or receiving a gift? Does our face light up when we are serving Him or doing something that pleases Him? Are we seeing things the way God has intentioned for us to see them? Does it make us more eager to keep serving Him and living for Him? I think that if my granddaughter would have sat at that lunch and was bored or not wanted to be there, then I probably would have been very disappointed and not enjoyed it myself. God probably feels that way about us at times. He gives us opportunities to learn and grow daily by serving Him. If we approach those opportunities as a hum drum chore, then I think God would be very disappointed in us. I think God gets great joy from watching us serving and reaching out to others. When we are happy and appreciative for those times, God is watching over us with pride in how we are handling what he has put in front of us. I know I posed a lot of questions, but I hope you will take time to really look at how you are seeing opportunities that God gives you. Sometimes we don’t even know it is an opportunity or a blessing until we are in the thick of it.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Don’t miss out on God’s opportunities as you might be missing out on a blessing!