31 Days of Seeing God in the Mess of Real Life

Day 7 – look for the new thing…


God showed up on my power walk today.

All I wanted to do was burn some calories while listening to an awesome podcast. But… I had to stop because of the geese.

They were taking their time crossing the path in front of me. Of course I wanted them to speed it up a bit.

They didn’t like how I was speeding them up. I received the full HISS treatment.

Interesting how a geese’s hiss can scare a person – even though I am probably 10 times their size!

So I took the peaceful route and waited and waited. I felt a tap on my shoulder (figuratively speaking) – it was God.

What can you see Rachel?

Now  I feel like Jeremiah – didn’t that happen to him?

I didn’t see an almond tree (like Jeremiah) but I saw the reason for the hissing.

2 little teeny weeny fluffy goslings.

Funny how geese are annoying but teeny weeny fluffy goslings are soooo cute.


God showed me that I hadn’t even noticed the little goslings until I was forced to stop.

It was like God was saying – Look! I am doing a new thing, producing new life – don’t you see it?

Ah now I see the new life everywhere – cute ducklings too!


I guess it is suppose to be spring – new life and all. But with days and days of rain – everything is soggy – it didn’t feel like the earth was springing forth new life.

That’s the same in life – circumstances appear to be winterish and stormy but God is still working and producing life.

How do we see His workings?

Well I only really focused on the new life – goslings when I had to stop.

That’s it isn’t it – we need to Stop. Pause. Look. Focus.

See the new thing that God wants us to see.

Is there a new opportunity that is waiting in the wings?

Is there a new friendship that could be fostered?

Is there a new seed that could be shown into someone’s life?

Look for the new thing. That’s God working.

Dear God,

Please help me to see when you have a new thing for me.

Please help me to pause and stop to see your glory and workings.

in the Name of Jesus – Amen – so be it!

I would love to hear how you discover God in your messy real everyday life too – please leave a comment

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