Monday, March 7, 2016

Just a Glimpse

Have you ever just wanted to catch a glimpse of something?  A glimpse of a deer in the woods…… an eagle in the sky….. that “someone” returning your gaze…….???

Whatever it is, it’s something we crave.  We don’t feel we are seeking much, usually. All we want is a little bit of hope.

Am I right?

I’ve felt that way so many times in my life. Sometimes I’ve been rewarded with “the glimpse,” other times, I have not. It’s hard to be patient. But I’ve learned that sometimes I can jump ahead of myself. I can catch a “glimpse” of something my heart isn’t quite ready for yet. If only, if only I had waited on God’s timing.

We are impatient people. Sometimes we can’t wait because of our excitement. But, more often than naught, it’s because we are self-focused, and self-motivated.

There will always be those things and moments in time where we want to catch JUST a glimpse of something or someone.  And I believe if we’re patient enough, that that patience will be rewarded with something more amazing than we could have hoped for. I believe, that if our heart is in the right place, and if we invite God into those moments with us – that HE will let those touches and glimpses be outright glorious and memorable.

Instead of “just a glimpse,” our hearts will be rewarded, our souls will be enlightened, and we will be changed – forever.  It will never be JUST a glimpse. It will be an unveiling, a peek into what abiding in Christ can really be like. Yes – even in seeking the glimpse of a deer or a moose. God has an amazing way of making those moments extraordinary – never just normal.

I love that about Him.

So, instead of simply craving magical moments – let us crave HIM in our moments. Let’s look for Him to personally touch us with every glimpse of hope that we week in our lives.

To bask in the glow of His love and attention – that’s a glimpse I want to savor.

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