Where to Look for God

But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong (1 Corinthians 1:27 ESV).

Years ago, a friend taught us a variation of the children’s game of “I spy.”  Instead of looking for something red or blue or tall or round, this game of “I spy” involves looking for God, and players describe where they see God at work in their lives.  It’s a great way to count your blessings and to train yourself to see what God is doing.

God works in the places which the world considers foolish or weak.  The angels told humble shepherds about the birth of the Savior in Bethlehem (Luke 2); they were not the “rich and famous” of their day.  Bethlehem itself was not a tourist attraction.  Nobody expected greatness in Nazareth (John 1:41f), but Jesus grew up there.  God shows up in people and places where the world is not looking.

Look for God today where the world is not looking.  Open your heart and your eyes to the possibilities of greatness in the souls of the people you encounter.  Play “I Spy” with God and see how he works with lowly and the weak.  Ask God to give you love for those whom the world despises.  Pray for their salvation and remember to spend time in the Bible.  God is at work; you just need to know where to look.

For more devotionals, look at the Daily Bible Verse page.