Each day I pray Ephesians 3:17-19, “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, Eph 3:19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
One powerful way to “know this love that surpasses knowledge” is to note the “God sightings” He gives us each day. It is so easy to take them for granted, hardly noticing them at all. We have to cultivate the ability to see them, and when we do, our faith increases because we do see more of God’s love. Here are a some examples from my life to help you see them in yours.
When wanting to do some very needed work on the barn this winter, but having no help for it, one of my former part time helpers turned up out of the blue and wanted to earn a bit of money. And, as a second God sighting, he said he’s been thinking about all the spiritual things I shared with him and wants to start going to church and see his life turned around!
Then, while working in the old barn, we jacked up a beam to put a support under it. However, just as we got it near the right height, the jack kicked out and the heavy timber we were using to jack it up was thrown to the side with great force, but missed us completely. The only damage done was that it bent my level, but even then it was still usable! We could have been badly hurt but were graciously protected.
In another God sighting, a friend sent me an email, asking if I had two copies of EDIFIED! she could buy. If she had written a day earlier, I would have said, “No.” But the evening before she wrote, another friend returned a copy he’d borrowed, so I had at least one. Then on the day she came to pick up that one, a new shipment of EDIFIED! I’d ordered more than two weeks before finally arrived, just in time so I could have two books for her. God provided at exactly the right time!
In another incident, when returning from an appointment, we talked about making two stops on the way back, then decided not to and went straight home, arriving at 4:30. Then Barbara remembered that a neighbor said she’d come at 4:30 to get some hay! We’d forgotten, but the Lord had not, and guided us in getting home just in time!
So look for God sightings in your day, may it be as ordinary as making it safely home from shopping, and praise Him for them as you get to “know this love that surpasses knowledge.”