- September 6, 2017
In the Details
- by: Charis Brown
- July 18, 2021
“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” -Psalms 37:23
Once my dad took me out to dinner. This was during a time when he and I didn’t have a very good relationship – I had perceived him as cold, distant, and excessively authoritarian, and he probably perceived me as a rebellious teenager.
We met at a restaurant, and he started talking about an experience he had with a man who had given him a “prophetic” word. I hadn’t had any experience with that (and I totally didn’t believe that that happened today), but I listened to what he had to say.
“The man told me that you have a gift of poetry, and that the Lord hears the words you write to Him.”
Well, I was stunned! No one really knew I wrote poetry, especially not my dad – and only God would know that I was writing poetry to Him! I began to break down into tears. This was when it became clear to me that God was very much in the details for our lives, and He intimately knew everything about me.
It reminded me of the verse that says, “You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away” (Psalm 139:2) and also, “And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” (Luke 12:7) I have had many other experiences where I found God to be intimately involved in the details of my life.
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