Take Time to Find God
--God desires to be a part of our everyday lives. He longs
to show His love for us in special ways. If we will take the time,
He will surprise us with special gifts of His love throughout
Recently, this happened to a friend of mine. She took the time
to find God. No, she didn't just get up early in the morning and
go outside to sit under a large, budding oak tree. She didn't
just stop and smell the fresh spring breeze and listen to the
birds singing their songs of praise to God. She didn't meditate
all day while the warmth of the sun caressed her smiling face.
She began her day as she always does -- she spent time in the
Word and then allowed God to show up in any part of her day that
He chose. She went to work, and there were special surprises for
The Scripture she read that morning was from the Song of Solomon.
It was a precious Scripture that she took with her in her heart.
As she entered the building where she works, she saw something
on the table in the lobby. She decided that she would pick up
the small object and throw it away. She took pride in the area
where she works and simply wanted to keep things looking nice.
But to her surprise, it was a small flower. Now you say, "What's
the big deal?" Well, here is the Scripture that God gave
her that morning:
"For the winter is past, and the rain is over and
gone. The flowers are springing up, and the time of singing
birds has come, even the cooing of turtledoves"
(Song of Solomon 2:11-12, The Book).
It meant so much to her. She giggled and said, "Thank you,
Papa" (as she always did when speaking to her heavenly Father)
and kept right on walking. God was speaking to her heart about
His great love for her. He was sharing with her that just as it
was beginning to be spring in the natural realm, in the spiritual
realm she was starting into her own springtime. And as we all
know, flowers are a sign of spring.
God had allowed someone to leave a special, little flower on
that table so that as she entered the building she would discover
it and feel His great love for her. Her heart was greatly touched
by this incident, and I felt so blessed to be a part of it. I
had been right behind her when she walked into the building that
As I thought of how special that moment seemed to her (not knowing
about the Scripture God had given her), I knew something very
wonderful was happening. As I stepped into the elevator, God spoke
to my heart and said, "She took the time to find ME."
She had taken the time to find God. She was continuing the day
as we all have to do, working and taking care of family, yet this
moment did not escape her.
"Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on
to know him! Then he will respond to us as surely as the arrival
of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring" (Hosea
6:3, The Book).
Needless to say, I took the rest of the day to look for God.
I made sure I gave eye contact to everyone I met and shared a
kind word and a smile. I wanted to find God in my day, and I wanted
to be God's love to someone who might need to see Him in a tangible
We can find God. We can feel His love in wonderful ways. We don't
need to think that He is millions of miles away and too busy to
care about our special needs each day.
Take time to find God.
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