Who doesn’t want to be taken up into the third heaven to tour your eternal mansion? Who doesn’t want to ride in a chariot of fire?
Who wouldn’t willingly climb a mountain to see the finger of God write on a stone tablet?
Without a doubt, these life-changing encounters mark you but those surprises happen on God’s timetable. So what do you do in the meantime?
Pursue the little encounters. It is the little encounters that change your heart.
Little Encounters? How do you do that?
It is really not magic or only reserved for those who seemed deemed “special.” It is what your Sunday School teacher told you when you were a kid –
“If you want to know Jesus, boys and girls,
you should read your bible and pray.
Once a week fast a meal.
Give your tithes and offerings.
Treat others the way you would like to be treated – even the kids you don’t like.”
So in grown-up language-
To have a heart on fire with love for Jesus,
Spend time with Him every day – not just on church days or with others.
Ponder His words.
Give of your time and money.
Bless your enemies… and even those who get on your nerves.
Look after the poor.
Keep His commandments.
It is in those little encounters that your confidence grows in knowing that He knows you.