All the Details                                                                                                                                                                              By Shelly Thompson, The Notebook Cafe Publisher


To the naked human eye…this tiny ice sculpture looks nothing like this. It appears to be a mere droplet of water. Magnified the eye can see all the details…the dimensions, depth, clarity, and brilliance of the design is revealed. But to the human eye…these details are unseen…

That’s where we find God this season…in the unseen.

He is...

…is in ALL the details...

...small ones...big ones...past ones...future ones...joyful ones...painful ones...precious ones...hard ones...life changing ones...mundane ones...(Jeremiah 29:11)

ALL the details....

God in His perfect way, known only to Him...takes all the details and beautifully sculpts them into part of our story...our faith journey...(Proverbs 16:9)

...bringing us closer to Him...that we may know the sculptor’s heart...that we may understand His great love for us...that we may trust that the intricate designs of His plans are perfect...that we may be assured His hand is our protection...(2 Thessalonians 3:3)

...that we may recognize He is working out His perfect design for our lives. (Psalm 138:8)

...that we may receive a divine glimpse that His plans are forever and not of human origin. (Acts 5:38)

...they are not the plans that we have...they are far better than what we can ask for or imagine...(Isaiah 55:8, 9)

...so that we may tell others of all that He has done...(Mark 16:15)

...in the details of our lives...(Psalm 37:23)

...which He is making new and perfect...(Revelation 21:5)

Regardless of how it looks now to our human eyes...(2 Chronicles 20:15)

God is in ALL the details...

He is…

...the author and perfecter of our faith...(Hebrews 12:2)

...making us into the likeness of His son...(2 Corinthians 3:18)

...bringing all the details together for His glory and our good...(Romans 8:28)

...making all things new in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

He IS the sculptor in all the details…

Every. Single. One. (Psalm 33:14)

The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:34 NLT

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. Romans 8:26-28 The Message.

This season of CHRISTmas may you see God in ALL the details...as you quietly wait at the manger…in the still of the early morning…may your heart see the unseen (Luke 2:11)

May you allow the Hand of the Sculptor to shape your heart this season.

Shelly Thompson
Publisher, The Notebook Cafe 


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