Do you look for and expect surprises daily? I try to. I found one this am and it was a great epiphany for me.
Recently, I have been dealing with left knee pain. I had it checked and x-ray said, no cartilage! Oh, yes, I have a new focus now. I am having to babysit my knee. It’s been like this for a few months. Needless to say, kneeling must be a big problem for ones like me with a hurting knee. So, no kneeling have I done. Although, every once in awhile I felt like deep inside I wanted to kneel and pray but, my prayer ended up being about my knee.
This morning I was slowly painting my face with makeup when it occurred to me I wanted to pray ‘saving faith and saving grace’ for someone(s) I knew. I really wanted to kneel because I felt pain for them beyond my knee. I took off and threw myself down next to my bed. It was a cloud! The best kneeling ever. When I finished I looked down and my down comforter had fallen to the floor to catch me and my knee. I didn’t want to leave. What comfort for my knee. But, most importantly, I felt the power of the Holy Spirit moving with even more comfort to those that I felt to take my little nothing cosmetic time and my babysitting job and kneel and pray to meet a power beyond my imagination. I had an epiphany!
Look for and expect daily epiphanies! Yes, moments of sudden revelation or insight.
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Your wonderful story bring forth thoughts of the minor epiphanies that occur constantly, daily in the lives of those who are trusting the Lord moment my moment and looking for/expecting them. But even the “minor” epiphanies are major at the time they are needed…like the protection for your knee, Sara.
Or like the moment today when I was searching for a special card on racks and racks and racks of cards…some overbearing, some ridiculous, some ludicrous and some obscene. Giving up in defeat, [I thought] and signing, I turned my shopping cart around the corner and there it was. Right there. That’s what I thought the Holy Spirit whispered to my heart….”Right There!” Best Card ever. Sounds minor but …..A Minor epiphany in a ‘major-ly’ needed timeliness is Major!
Another incident. This morning I was searching for a Scripture and got distracted by a whole bunch of other scriptures, prayers, etc. When I went to close my books…a piece of note paper fell out of my Bible. On it was the Scripture and the Scripture reference that I had originally started to search for before my attention went in other directions. REALLY??? A coincidence? No! An epiphany that assures me that the Lord reveals Himself to His children in surprising, unexpectedly amazing ways.
Thank You Lord for the promise that You gave us that You would always care for us and look after us and be with us.
Thanks for sharing your epiphany, Sara. I think the beauty of it is that you recognized and identified it as such and then took the time to share it.
Your words, “Look for and expect daily epiphanies! Yes, moments of sudden revelation or insight.” meant more to me than just a reading a nice statement of encouragement. I believe they are prophetic and that I really can now look for and expect these. That is a wake up call to put me on notice to stay alert, aware and expectant.
Sara, as Debi has also mentioned, your blog inspires to “intentionally” [Gary’s teaching Sunday] look for these God-incidences…..these little epiphanies. And so. It seems that while I was listening to the Book of Acts on cd the other day, I heard something that I had never really HEARD before….even though I might have listened to it dozens of times. In one horrid scene, the people had dragged Stephen out of the city and began stoning him. In the enactment of the story which is the version I am listening to, you could hear Stephen crying out in pain as as he was being pelted with the stones of hundreds of people with murder in their hearts, bent on killing him. And just before he “falls asleep” as the NIV says, he cries out, “Lord Jesus , lay not this sin to their charge….and when he had said this he fell asleep.” Could it be that the martyr Stephen’s prayer of forgiveness and intercession had much to do with the coming forth and conversion of Saul of Tarsus who had been at Stephen’s stoning, approving of it and encouraging it? I had never seen that before but it was like a little moment of enlightenment that perhaps Stephen’s final prayer broke the chains that of Saul of Tarsus, who became Paul one of the greatest evangelists and writers of the New Testament. It sure is something to contemplate.
Another epiphany for me! I have local honey! I had a thought last year that since I had three jars of local bee fresh honey I should return one since I estimated I could only do two over winter. That was all before I found out honey would not go bad over winter. A great sweet surprise for me! I had placed the jar for return but life interruptions kept the jar from returning to local beekeeper. Then I forgot and asked for more as Spring approached. None to be had! Awe, now I walked by my table and there was a jar filled with lush flowing honey. I thanked my husband and he said all I did was lift a bag and there is was! Awe, I love the daily joy and delight of epiphanies. They are everywhere to be found and savored by lifting a tiny screen veil from the minds eye!
“They are everywhere to be found and savored by lifting a tiny screen veil from the minds eye!”
Wow, now that is something to think about…and that the honey story illustrates it. Oh, that epiphanies may be taking place in our lives every day but we miss them or don’t recognize them because of this veil…sure need it gone.
I am of the belief that when one becomes an artist of gratitude it removes the veil from the mind’s eye. Maybe like cataract surgery for the physical eye we allow the great physician to take a spiritual scalpel to our minds eye to remove the veil when we have a heart that daily paints gratitude!
Prayer without stop signs I believe does many things. We read when God’s people humble themselves and pray….good things happen. In a few days some will celebrate a yearly national day of prayer. They will gather in parks, flagpoles, churches and other hoping their voices and prayers will be in unison and unity with others. As mentioned above, Stephen, from the book of Acts cried out…his prayers and forgiveness connects to the truth and believing of the teachings of Jesus which connects to truth, faith and obedience by believers today! Shots of prayer are fired up to the heavens and sparks fly and things happen. Because God’s people made a connection. God even likes two or three…but, he likes groups which helps with pride, arrogance, unbelief, addictions which hinders answers to prayer. Accountability with obedience opens heaven to epiphanies. This gives credit to God and takes from us. Just my musing on mind journaling about prayer!
“God even likes two or three…but, he likes groups which helps with pride, arrogance, unbelief, addictions which hinders answers to prayer. Accountability with obedience opens heaven to epiphanies. This gives credit to God and takes from us. Just my musing on mind journaling about prayer!”
Thanks for sharing, Sara.
Tammy, I grew some ‘wings on my heart’ rejoicing over your epiphanies on Monday! It’s like our pop rings from the cross to our hearts gives wings to take many spiritual flights! Epiphanies!
In many ways EPIPHANY reminds of a baby bird set free from the nest. Maybe hop, hop, jump to a low tree limb and then limb to limb. Awe, don’t forget to “Watch those Wings” for our bird has gone from tree to tree and even the neighbors bird feeder has been a comfort for the feet to rest while drinking and eating. Life is good so let’s prevail the woods one bird says to another. Soon flight is so easy. Formation might just take our bird from state to state and some may cross the borders and enjoy the sunshine while vacationing on new found land. Epiphanies are moving just move with them says my little hearts voice.