The following is something I wrote in my journal four years ago. I wanted to share with everyone because it showed me that Jesus does little things for us that we might miss. He loves us and cares for us so much, that these “little things” are actually HUGE when you remember that they came from the Creator of heaven and earth yet He reveals this love to each of us individually. Amazing!!!!
I prayed yesterday that I could see the little things He does for me in my life – the little things that I wouldn’t notice. I went to bed and I woke up at midnight and spent time with Him in prayer and reading the Bible. I asked that He reveal to me when He does something little so I so I can give Him glory that is due Him. After reading I was still tired so I went back to sleep but I kept the light on. (something I’ve never done)I don’t know why I did this but I did it.
I had 4 horrible nightmares last night – probably because I watched that video from Ministry “Stigmata.” I kept waking up in between each one and when I saw that the light was on, I was comforted and went back to sleep. This happened four times – these ugly, horrible, frightening dreams. If I would have woken up in a dark room, it would have been so much scarier for me but the light comforted me.
Later that day I told Dominic [my brother] that I had four scary dreams and that I had to turn on the light. I had actually believed that I put the light on AS A RESULT of the dreams, not BEFORE I dreamed. Right after I told him that story, I was reminded that I had the order wrong – that the light was on FIRST, then the dreams. (it was like being hit by a Mack truck made out of Nerf foam – gentle yet firm) So I actually believed something false. But the Lord corrected me.
Jesus knew ahead of time about the nightmares so he urged me to put the light on (again, something I’ve never done) to calm me when I woke up between dreams. He has shown me something little He has done for me just like I prayed for. He is watching over me and protecting me. He let me know that His mighty hand was working in my life and that it’s not just chance. So this little thing isn’t so little. In fact it’s major – He has answered my prayer, comforted me and let me know He’s always with me and loves me and in turn, I gave Him praise and glory for the “little” things He has done for me.
[Right after I wrote this simple poem]
We sing His praises
for all we see.
We recognize His blessings,
as long as they’re big as a tree.
The whisper through the branches
we may not always see.
His protection and comfort
in glorious subtlety.
Don’t take away His glory
which is rightfully His
by being blind to His works
and the little things that you missed.