God Works In the Simple Things
Many times, we miss seeing God work in our lives and circumstances because we are looking for something stupendous.
We want the spectacular experience. Although it is true that God is totally awesome, He doesn't usually choose to manifest Himself in that way.
The disciples didn't realize that seeing Jesus was seeing God. They too were expecting something more.
“If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” —John 14:7
Knowing Jesus is knowing the Father. This is not only because Jesus did exactly what He saw His Father do, but Jesus was God in the flesh.
God spoke to Elijah not in the fire, wind, or an earthquake, but in a still, small voice. Jesus didn't come to this earth in a grand way by man's standards. He was born in a stable. Isaiah 53:2 says that Jesus had no form nor beauty that would make us think that He was anything more than a mere man.
In the Old Testament when the Lord did use visible instruments to release His power, the Israelites made idols out of those things.
Sound familiar? Many Christians run from meeting to meeting chasing the spectacular, when God is all around us in the small things.
“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.” —1 Corinthians 1:27-29
God chooses to do things this way so no flesh will glory in His presence. The Lord wants us to focus on Him through faith and not concentrate on the physical things He uses.
Just as the disciples saw Jesus but didn't realize that what they saw was God, likewise, God is infinitely involved in our everyday lives, but we miss Him because we are blinded by our carnal minds. The primary reason that God chooses to use those who are nothing by the world's standards is so that no one else will take the credit for the great things that are accomplished.
Look for Him in the simple things, and you just might notice how spectacular they are!