Originally published Tuesday, 10 June 2014.
Have you ever tried to imagine how big God is?
That may sound like such an elementary question but seriously- think about it for a second.
He has the world in the PALM of His hands.
He SPOKE the stars into existence.
He calms the waves, can move the mountains and created every single human being on this planet, in all of their uniqueness.
His power and His might and His strength are beyond our comprehension.
And YET…He knows every single detail of your life.
Not just the ones you find important or the ones you lift up in prayer or even the ones you think are kept “secret” because they’re too shameful to share—He knows everything.
You see, that’s what I don’t think we get about our Jesus.
He isn’t just intimately AWARE of all the details in our lives, He is intimately INVOLVED in everything too!
Have you ever noticed that when you talk through things in your life, even if nothing changes, you feel just a little bit better about it all?
That’s what I think we need to do with Jesus!
That’s what He encourages us to do with Him!
And this is the thing, you wont’ shock God with your confessions, thoughts, desires or future dreams.
He isn’t going to run away.
He isn’t going to think less of you.
He isn’t going to do anything but say, I LOVE you, I ACCEPT you and I ALREADY KNEW ALL OF THAT ANYWAY! (Y’all, He is God. DUH!)
You see, God isn’t just in the big stuff.
The trials in our lives that take center-stage.
The big life-altering decisions of where we go to college, who we date and what we want to be.
He is in the little, tiny, intimate, small, what you deem as “unimportant” details, too.
In fact, those are often where you find Him most.
Those little details add up.
And as He puts His fingerprint on each one, life has its way of graciously turning around putting itself back together again.
That little thought that you didn’t think anyone knew and suddenly it’s taken care of…yep, that was the Big Man.
I say all of this to say that our God is a God of details.
Have you noticed the brilliant patterns on a butterfly’s wings?
Or what about the intricate way the oceans cycle and life exists undersea?
Or what about your eyes and your nose and the color of your skin?
He was the author of it all.
The designer of details.
The creator of the small and the large.
The story-writer of every beginning and every end and most importantly, every middle.
He is all up in your grill, your cornflakes, your whatever you want to call it!
He CARES about EVERYTHING going on in your life.
Those things that everyone else tells you that you’re being “dramatic about” and “they aren’t a big deal”—God WANTS to hear about those!
When you don’t “feel” like God cares about a situation, I want you to take a step back.
Talk to Him!
Have a conversation and try to see things from His perspective.
How do you learn someone else’s perspective?
You spend time from them, talk to them, listen to them, walk with them!
I think the truth of it all is this: When we think the little things matter to the important people in our lives, we pay more attention to the little things because they are actually the big.
Same with Jesus.
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” –Luke 16:10
The details matter to Him!!!!!!!!!!
And do you know why they matter?
Because He loves you.
And He yearns for you to experience the best for your life in each and every moment!
Because He knows how much we over-analyze, compare and worry about every detail and He longs to reassure us in those moments.
When the details of your life start to become intimate moments you divert your attention towards Jesus- when you choose to seek Him in all the little things, you realize that details are His specialty.
He sits you on His lap, calms you down and reminds you of His perspective.
Can you imagine how much less you would worry about the details if you took each one to the throne and looked at it from a Kingdom perspective?
You would do a lot more trusting and be a lot less consumed by things you don’t control anyway.
This is a fact: The more you are intimately connected to Jesus, the more you know His heart; the more you know His heart, the more you trust Him because you KNOW, believe & CLING to the fact that He has always been and will always be FAITHFUL.
He is a God of details! Let Him be present in each moment. Invite Him in and let Him hold your hand through the ups, downs and in-betweens of this life (specifically the in-betweens).
He loves to do that- You are His beloved!
So, let Him be all up in your cornflakes! Let Him permeate your day and be the center- it will change everything.
Have a great day, friends!
Trust your Heavenly father to take care of you, in the little and the big.
He will, I promise!
“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” -Jeremiah 32:27