If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, you know that I love to see God in the little things… at unexpected times… when our thoughts are somewhere else and God does something, be it ever so small, to bring us back…

That’s how He works, and to be one of His children…to realize He’s sending a little love or encouragement, a reminder or moment of clarity at just the right time… well, that’s just so exciting!!  Mmmmmm…it just fills me to no end!!

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I haven’t been writing many I Spy stories this year.  God placed it on my heart to read the Bible straight through and to stay on track by posting what I’ve read on this blog.  And so I have…however it has taken a lot of time and left not a lot of time to share God sightings… but I just can’t sit idly by any longer!!

God works in so many moments of the day…I see him so often and especially as I read through the Bible, it’s even more apparent how His timing is amazing and perfect!!

I was at a party earlier this year…many people were there and it was too much fun.  Much needed fellowship coupled with awesome food…oooh, we all had such a great time.  In fact, we ended up staying much later than I had expected.

You know what it’s like when you’re at a party… there is a certain amount of party etiquette.  It may even be a party you want to leave, but you don’t want to be the first one to go, so you wait.  Then when someone else makes their exit, it’s a perfect out!

Yet on the other hand… you certainly don’t want to be the last to leave a party either!

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Well, a couple families left at one point, but it was still early and so the majority of us stayed and continued to talk.  A couple hours later, when I found myself starting to nod off, I realized how late it was and so I stood up to get going and the rest of the group followed my lead.

The following morning as I was reading in the book of Proverbs I read verses about sincere motivation and concern for others.  One set of verses even referred to overstaying welcome!

“Oh gees, we stayed too long!”  I thought.

A short while later I got a message from the friend who hosted the party and she mentioned how late she was up the night before.  What I didn’t know is that while the majority of us left when we did, a few didn’t.

They stayed…

and stayed…

My friend said that of course they had a great time with them, but it just got to be too late.

Boy did I laugh, and I just had to share the verse I read not an hour earlier…

Have you found honey? Eat [only] what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it. Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor’s house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.”   Proverbs 25:16-17

 

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