psalm 31 21
How many times have we expected God to show up in a certain way? There’s two things I want us to walk away knowing today.

1. God doesn’t always show up the way we expect him to or the way we played it out or visioned it. It’s not always a big show but sometimes it’s very subtle but either way the great thing is that he always show up. Even when he don’t feel his presence he’s there right in the middle of what-ever we are dealing with.

1 Kings 19:11-12 NIV
The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord , for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord , but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

2. God also doesn’t respond to us or put on a big show to bless us the way we might expect. God is so great he can do big things even without putting on a big production!!!

2 Kings 5:9-14 NIV
So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house. Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.” But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage. Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.

Lord, we thank you for always being a God who shows and respond no matter how you do it and we thank you for always hearing our hearts cry and most of all we thank you for loving us, just the way we are.



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