Fast forward four days later and I have successfully seen that same style of car TWELVE DIFFERENT TIMES.
And I literally work in an office all day, so it’s not like I’m hanging out driving everywhere all the time.
I’m sorry, did you hear what I said? TWELVE.
At first I was shocked by the frequency considering it seemed like such an abnormality to me, but then I realized something: The frequency of that car was always there, it was the fact that I was looking for it that changed my ability to see it.
Don’t you think it’s often the same way with Jesus?
I think if we actually had a “Jesus radar” and were looking for the instances and moments where He quietly speaks, moves on our behalf, loves on us through someone else, opens a door to a path we’ve been seeking or whatever else it may be—He would be EVERYWHERE.
Instead of noticing the fact that the light was red and wishing it would turn green, maybe you would see it as a time to look around and notice that “strange car” again.
Maybe, just maybe, Jesus wants you to slow down.
Be aware and alert.
SEEK His presence, don’t wait for it to smack you in the face!
Don’t get me wrong, it will, but do you know how much more grateful and confident and alive we would feel if we chose to be God-aware more than self-aware or world-aware?
Friends, He is everywhere.
He is in the struggles and the heartache. He is standing at the crossroads with you. He is in the chaos and the confusion. He is in the valley and on the mountaintop. He is there, wherever you are, He is there.
Will you look for Him today?
I’m believing that you will see that “strange car”, that “shooting star” so many times, it will blow your mind.
Cause that’s just how Jesus works.
He is in the everyday miracle business and He wants you to notice Him, to seek Him, to crave Him, to listen to Him, to follow Him and to be more like Him.
You are dearly loved. Believe it.
“Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit to be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there! If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, You’d find me in a minute— you’re already there waiting!” -Psalm 139:7-10