I recently celebrated by 34th birthday. Like any person, I received some gifts and cards from loved ones. Usually, the cards are always nice and sweet, but never stand out as God's spoken message to me -- but perhaps I was never as attuned to it as I am now.
Well this year, I sense God's work and voice in more aspects of my everyday life and could hear God's words to me just pop out in them. Strangely, my family all seemed to choose similar messages in their cards.
The cards all spoke of reminding me of God's faithful love to me and wishing me abundance, God's goodness and gifts, heaven's blessings, human joys, and fulfilled dreams -- and I was truly stunned -- because these are all things God has been having me focus on more lately in prayer and reflection time. Also, some of the text messages, especially from those closest to me, that I received spoke of these same things as well.
I keep looking at the cards in amazement of how four different people in my family gave me cards that all said the same sort of thing, and how random text messages seem to echo the same message: God wants me to see and remember His love and the ways He is gifting me and giving me abundance of life. And He wants me to hope in the human joys and dreams of my heart that await me in the midst of my darker days.
Then all week long, God just kept reinforcing those things. Drawing them up in prayer. Speaking them in silence and Scripture. Keeping them in my thoughts. Brewing in me a sense of gratefulness, thanksgiving, and hope.
It just goes to show that God is in all things -- even the greeting cards and text messages we receive from loved ones on special days or even just ordinary days. So pay attention to those cards and messages next time -- and frankly everything seemingly ordinary in your life. They just may have a God-sent message for you. They just may be trying to catch your attention and reveal something to you that God longs to tell you.