I started this yesterday and finally finished it today.
Today as I drove to the Y to get a fast walk in at lunch, I felt the Holy Spirit asking me to walk outside. It was fairly nice but I still debated in my head. I’d picture myself on the treadmill and I’d have no peace about it. I’d picture myself walking outside and I could hear Yes! Yes, a simple walk was a debate.
So I parked at the Y and started out on the sidewalk leading out to the adjoining neighborhood. For local folks, this will look familiar. As I walked I really felt that God has something to show me. I prayed that He’d give me His eyes as I walked. As I walked past this field of sorts, I could hear the birds chirping. The pieces of a few verses came to my mind
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them…do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” Mattthew 6:26, 34
As I walked, over and over again a word or object would bring forth a verse to my mind. Sometimes all I could recall were a few words. But it was clear specific verses were coming to mind from the most mundane things.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:2-3
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. Matthew 6:18
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:3
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13
For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10:14-15
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Mark 1:17
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18
He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. John 1:11
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. Genesis 2:8
He said to them, “Then give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” Luke 20:25
Be still, and know that I am God Psalm 46:10
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalms 23:5
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14
“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:2
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Today is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you Jeremiah 1:15
As I drove away, I was overcome with emotion. God is real. We can meet with Him in the smallest things around us. He loved us. He died for us. He’s inviting us. Just as we are.
Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidst me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.