[Little ah-ha moments]
Miniphanies might feel small. But, all the small things combined made something really big. A couple of good miniphanies, and you’ll have a change in lifestyle. When you look for Jesus in your everyday life, you might find the goodness of God in an unexpected wildflower, or an encouraging text from a friend, or the bite of your favorite food. You might find the Spirit nudging you to be kind to a stranger, to take your reusable bag into the store, or asking you to pause for a minute and put down your phone so you can give your undivided attention to your loved one or a podcast or just to be fully present in the moment. Any of those moments can be a miniphany, and all of them add up.
Those little moments when you’re fully present and in tune with how you impact the people around you and feel gratitude for the world around you will help open your eyes to the essential nature and deeper meaning of life. Those moments remind us how life should be lived in relationship with the One who created everything. They help us connect to our inner knowing and believe while these moments and things feel simple, they are not small.
The little things are actually big things.
- The first manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles.
- An appearance or manifestation (of God).
- A usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something (To see or perceive things differently in an instant- such as a stunning new revelation about God, life, or creation.)
- i.e. an intuitive grasp of reality through something usually simple and striking (Such as God loving the world so much that he sent Jesus to earth and show us how to live and lay down his life for his friends.)
- i.e. an illuminating discovery or realization
When you first found Jesus, when he first manifested himself to you, you had the dictionary definition of an epiphany. But, he doesn’t stop revealing himself after that. No, he reveals himself through all things, all the time. Every time he reveals himself and his ways, through you to others, through others to you, through creation to you, through the Word, the Bible, and the Spirit directly to your heart and mind, it’s an epiphany. Life is full of epiphanies because the Lord is constantly revealing himself to you.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
~ Jesus (in John 14:26)
Since God is in all things and created it all, everything relates to and affects our relationship with him.
That means everything is spiritual.
So, everything in life matters.
And how we live, matters.
What we say, what we think, what we buy, how we rest and work, who we partner with, who we don’t, how we love others, how we love ourselves, and how we pray… it all matters & it’s all spiritual.
My desire is to connect you to all of these mini (and big) epiphanies. They might be simple revelations of how to love and be loved. Or, they could be truth bombs centered around who God is; his goodness, his loving-kindness, his faithfulness, and his character. My hope is that Miniphanies® will inspire you to intentionally pursue a fulfilling spiritual life with open eyes and open ears, to hear and know and see the Lord in all things. I don’t want you to just memorize scripture or just go to church. No, I want more for you than religion. I want you to meditate and chew on things that make you curious, joyful, and seek Him. I want you to absorb the Word so it is written on your heart. It is God’s voice and his truth bombs and him revealing himself that will transform you from the inside out.
May Miniphanies® be used by the Lord to transform (and heal and shape and sharpen) you. I pray God will speak to you in and through them. May they help you walk confidently into the fullness of who God created you to be and embrace the good life he preordained for you. I pray his will and his way will be revealed in his timing in your life. I pray the Lord will bless you and keep you and make his face shine upon you and give you peace as we pursue constant growth and expand our God-boxes together.
From the bottom of my soul, thanks for reading.
ESV Bible Reference
Unless otherwise noted, Bible quotations in this publication (both podcast and blog) are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV), copyright 2008, by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.