Thankful Thursday

Have you ever experienced one of those moments when you’re going about your day and you suddenly come upon something extraordinary, but there’s no one around to see it? I have lots of those, do you?

It’s one of those quirky, “Am I the only one seeing this?!” random occasion when you wish you had someone nearby to validate and confirm what you’re presently seeing. You know, that other person whom you can keep patting on her arm while you point to what you’re trying to draw her attention to. But no one is there. Or, so you think.

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3 ESV

Or maybe you experience that aha breath when you’re listening to a sermon or reading a book and you want to jump up from your seat in agreement of the revelation that just smacked you in the head. Yes, it’s that tiny incident where GOD seems to illuminate the room and you are quickened by an awareness of some epiphany. And it’s all for you and you alone.

Whenever these moments befall me, I recognize them now as answers to prayer. So, I go back through that ‘recently-prayed’ file in my mind. And I consciously try to align the request with the answer. Sometimes it makes sense and sometimes it doesn’t. But that’s where I have to trust GOD for His Wisdom.

For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 NLT

I hope that I’m not alone in expressing this awkwardness.

And there are many times when I’ve wanted to text or call a friend to share my GOD-moment with them. But I don’t. GOD Whispers, “Keep this one between us.”

Like enjoying the best thing you ever ate and not being able to broadcast it on Yelp. Keep those five stars between you and the One Who served it up.

This day I am thankful for those paused “between me and Thee” moments in life. I know that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to inhale them if I didn’t know The One Who crafts and orchestrates them. The beauty is in the exhalation of unprecedented joy because the moment itself is unexpected (on my part) and so undeserved.

“Father GOD, only You would see that most significant moment in time to open my eyes to Your Grace and Lovingkindness. Sometimes it just seems so overwhelming that my heart wants to bring all the world in to share the experience. Remind me that there are sacred pauses in life that are holy and reserved only for You to give to me and me alone to cherish. I thank you for allowing me to recognize these fleeting glimpses of Your Hand over me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~

LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary


  1. I also love those special things God shows me that are just for me. Precious gifts from my loving Father. Just like Mary, I treasure them in my heart as comfort and reassurance on days that are hard or lonely.

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