God shows up at unexpected times, in unexpected ways, with unexpected reminders.
I have discovered he is the “God of the mundane.” I encounter him in everyday experiences. Like Elijah of old, he confronts me in a “still, small voice” rather than in the earthquake, fire, or storm of life.
His reminders echo what is revealed in the Bible. God has never provided me with a “new word.” I have on numerous occasions, however, felt a gentle nudge that underscores the timeless truth of Scripture. Out of the blue, when I least expect it, he whispers, “See, that’s what I have been teaching you.”
His promptings are proportionate to the time I invest in my own spiritual development.
When personal Bible study is my priority I hear from him more frequently. When I make time for Bible study with others I encounter him more regularly. When I engage in prayer throughout the day I hear his voice more clearly. When I reflect upon all that he is teaching me I see him at work in diverse ways.
He is the consummate gentleman. He does not force himself into my schedule. He does not barge into my priorities. He does not shout to get my attention. He is patient, respectful and gentle.