Calling All Hinsons

"…that they should seek God…" Acts 17:26-27

Obviously Daily


The little things are exciting. The little things, after all, are what make up the big things. Each little step that is taken leads closer to the final destination.

I find myself downright giddy about the little things. I was told a few months ago that people are too busy with their own lives to focus on the little things that happen in our ministry. That posts about the daily events are too burdensome for people to keep up with. I didn’t believe it then and after having some time to stew on it, I don’t believe it even more now. You guys have told me over and over and over again how much you love seeing God work. And so do I.

Lately I have been using the phrase “obviously daily” to describe God’s movement in Countryside. He is showing up obviously on a daily basis.

Now, there are some skeptics who may say that the things I am talking about are not “God things”. Maybe they are too little, or too mundane, or too normal, or too silly. I don’t (and won’t) believe it. I believe that He works in the smallest things and in the smallest ways sometimes and for different reasons. Sometimes it is to build up to something bigger. Sometimes it is to give us confirmation that we are in the right place. Sometimes it is for protection. Sometimes it is just to give us a hug.

So, with all that being said, I wanted to start a weekly edition of Obviously Daily. I will even create a link at the top of the page for easier access to them all. I want to be able to look back and see God’s hand at work in my life.

But most of all I want you to realize that God is working Obviously Daily in your life, too. I challenge you to be watchful for it. Keep your eyes peeled. You might just see God in the little things.

1) Grant was walking a Kindergartener home one afternoon. She looked up at him and said, “You know what? Christian people talk so much nicer than other people.”

2) We came home today and a neighborhood man was cutting up the fallen branches in our yard. He and Grant spent the rest of the afternoon pulling all the dead branches out of the tree so he could use them as firewood.

3) A Hispanic lady from the neighborhood comes to Homework Helpers every Tuesday and Thursday to help out her community.

4) While I helped the neighbor boy with his homework last night, his mom cleaned my house (despite my begging her not to).

5) A sweet friend of mine sent me these books because she loves Stormie, loves books, and knows I love books! I opened the box while this kid was here. He was more excited than I was. My heart grew when I saw him in the recliner reading one of the books. If you only knew his story.


How has God worked in your life today?


5 thoughts on “Obviously Daily

  1. Amber your journals always touch me in ways only God knows! On another note you ask how has God worked in your life today. Well, my office had the privilege of helping out a family in need. This family’s house was destroyed by fire leaving them nothing but the clothes on their backs. Our office staff donated items of all sorts, even wrapping gifts so this family would have something for Chrsitmas. It was a joy to see the mother ‘s face light up when we arrived with trunks full of goodies. One of my co-worker’s donated an xbox (her boys insisted), can you imagine the look that will be on this woman’s son’s face on Christmas morning?

  2. Amber, You know I always look for God in the small things. Like Saturday I experienced his perfect time. I got to spend some awesome time this my sister in law who I do not get to see very often, If she would have been alittle later or we had been alittle early we would have totally missed the opportunity to send time visiting. I call these a “GOD THING” and look forward to seeing these everyday. God is in the small stuff. Just look around and you will see HIM.

  3. Excellently stated. I believe if we fail to see God in the minute- mundane-every-day-life things, we will miss Him in the big things, too.

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