Word Press has intuitively provided the perfect header for my WATCHING FOR GOD blog. It takes my breath away. I mainly wanted to start this blog to be able to share my random thoughts. Why is this blog called “WATCHING FOR GOD”? Here is the story.
A few blocks from where I work is a park. It isn’t a fancy park with beautiful trees or ponds. Actually, a good portion of this park it is a parking lot. But it is a place I can go to at lunch time for a bit of solitude. I am fortunate that I work with great people. But, when it comes to my lunch time, it is my time to regenerate and be away from associating with work, discussions of work and, although I have seldom been engaged in gossip at this work place, there is always that potential element that exists.
On this particular day, I was enjoying my solitude and, as I had frequently done before, decided to take a short walk. Upon returning from my walk, I glanced down at my feet and there next to the tire of my car was a dirty strip of green latex or rubber about 2 1/2″ long and 1/4″ wide with the words “watch for God”. Since I am always aware of God in my life, this message became just another confirmation of His presence.
God and I have been familiar as far back as I can remember. As far back as the songs I use to sing with him in mind such as “HE” and “I Believe”. But I only gave him ownership in 1986.
So you see, it is only appropriate that this blog be entitled Watching for God. Because everything I do, I do with Him in mind. Every day I have the privilege of viewing his creation and every thought I have reminds me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
I am, because He is and He allows me to be who I am. He can open doors and He can close them. Oh! and so much more. I am excited to see what direction this blog will take. Make no mistake. It will be me writing it. Sharing my random thoughts. I imagine it will contain my successes and failures; my joys, my fears and apprehensions. I hope to share His wonders in my life as well as some of life’s ugliness. All the while Watching for God.
“Am I only a God near by,” declares the Lord, “and not a God far away”, declares the Lord……. “Do I not fill heaven and earth.” declares the Lord” Samuel 23:23-24