This past week, during a team meeting for my trip to Zambia, one of the members shared that she keeps a journal, but not just any journal. She went on to share how at the end of every day she writes down in this journal where and how God showed up. The name of this journal is, “Only God”.
Isaiah 40:26 says, “Look at the night skies: Who do you think made all this?…” Oswald Chambers writes in his book, My Utmost for His Highest “The people of God in Isaiah’s time had blinded their mind’s ability to see God by looking on the face of idols.” I certainly think in our day people are looking at their idols as well. An idol can be anyone or anything you put in place of God.
When you look for God every day, everything changes. Your vision of people and events, your conversations, and even your reactions to the annoyances of each day can change. What a great discipline to look for where God showed up in your day, and then to take the time to record it. I guarantee you in a moment’s weakness where she might not think that God cares about her or hears her prayers all she has to do is open up her “Only God” journal and read a page or two in order to be assured that each and every day God is there with her.
I challenge you this week to look for God in your life, and to go one step further to record where you saw God and what you saw Him doing in your life, or in someone else’s.