by Macy Johnson
“Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands.
Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.’”
(John 20:27 NIV)
I felt the nudge to stop doing something I had been doing, mostly by rote. Several signals were pecking at my brain to remind me that God prepares us for all that He is preparing for us. We need to be ready for something new. We have to be available and flexible and all the things I am afraid of. I like routine - doing the same things over and over.
I received an email that said something I was participating in on a regular basis was going to change. Would I continue work on that project, or was this a signal to move on to something new? What could the something new be? Should I wait and trust God to reveal His will? Should I remain in my routine?
My sister needed a place to live. Her landlord announced that the house they were renting would be put on the market in a few months. Houses in her neighborhood were selling like hotcakes and the owner wanted in on the windfalls. Then, an unexpected, unsolicited email appeared in my sister's inbox. A house down the street was available for rent in a few months for the same price she was currently paying! My sister recognized it as a God-thing, an answer to prayer.
When things stop, slide across the floor, burst onto the scene, or creep around the corner, we can trust God to be in the middle of them. We can know He is in complete control of our biggest messes, making beautiful masterpieces. The best IS yet to come!
I will look forward to all the wonderful things headed my way. I hope you will, too!