Sure, I'll Pray For You But......

Somehow, though he moves right in front of me, I don’t see him; quietly but surely he’s active, and I miss it. Job 9:11 (MSG)

Isn't that the truth? God is moving all around us and we miss it! We miss his Spirit touching others' lives. We miss his kindness in our own. We overlook mercy and forgiveness and because we can't see them in our own lives, we fail to offer them to others.

She was confiding in me, telling me her fears and asking for prayer. I was listening and praying at the same time. The story was difficult. Then, she said she was praying about moving to a different area. I asked her if she would be able to have Christian support there and if she'd have support for her kids. She didn't really answer the question but said she was praying for God's leading.

I prayed with her and told her i would continue but I am sad to say I started inserting my thoughts into the prayers. I started talking to God about how this didn't seem like a good move and how it would hurt her and her family.

One day, she announced she was moving and she told her God-story. She had a story packed full of God's movement in her life and how he opened this door and that door and closed others. As I sat there and listened, I cried.

I cried because God was tapping me on the shoulder and saying - "Your thoughts are not my thoughts. You shouldn't assume you know where I am at work." I cried because I sat there face to face with a God who was bigger than I was and bigger than this woman and her problems. I sat there and cried because He had a plan and he was working it out in her life.

Father God, open my eyes so I always see you moving. Open my eyes to see your children the way you do and change my plans so I move with you. Amen.