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You matter to God! We often understand that as Christians. We know that our lives matter but do we stop to consider God in the details, the small details, in our lives?

The details of your life matter to God! Whether you are Christian or not, you matter! Your life matters and it counts for something in God’s Kingdom!  But God isn’t just interested in your life as a whole. He cares about every single detail, even the look on your face!

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Cain and Abel

In Genesis, we read about two brothers, Cain and Abel.

The Bible tells us that both brothers brought offerings to the Lord but God was more pleased with Abel’s offering than Cain’s.

Now we don’t exactly know why Abel’s offering was more pleasing to God than Cain’s. One reason may be the heart behind the offering.

1 John 3:12 tells us:

“We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.” ESV

This would seem to indicate that Cain’s deeds, even before murdering his brother were not right in God’s eyes. It says he murdered him BECAUSE his own deeds were evil.

So it is possible God regarded Abel’s offerings as more pleasing because of the heart behind it.
 

God in the Details – He Sees Your Face

When we talk about God in the details of our lives, did you know God pays attention, not only to your heart and to your life, but to something as minute as the expression on your face?

Genesis 4:6

Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? NIV

So after Cain sees that his offering wasn’t as acceptable as his brother’s, Cain was angry and upset. And here God notices the look on his face.

He asks him why he looks sad or downcast.

God cared not just about Cain’s anger but he noticed the very look upon his face. He didn’t only ask a general question about why Cain was angry, but He also asked why his face, his countenance, had fallen.

God noticed that small detail and in doing so shows He cares about the expression of your face. He sees you! Our loving Father notices that small detail in your life!

He is a God who notices the little things and operates in the smallest of details.


 

You Matter to God

You matter to God. What you go through in life matters to Him. When you are joyful and laugh, He laughs with you! Yes God laughs! 

Psalm 2:4

“The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.” NIV

When you cry, God is there to comfort you. When your face looks troubled He notices and He’s there with you waiting for you to go to Him to ask for help! He is waiting for you to speak to Him! 

But many times we get too caught up in the things of life throughout our day and we don’t stop to consider that the God of all creation, the Lord of heaven and earth is there, noticing the countenance on our face and waiting for us to stop and consider that in all of life’s little details, He is there with us.

It doesn’t matter if our countenance is happy or sad! He is there and He cares!

Right Down to the Smallest Detail

God cares about your countenance! He cares about that smile during times of joy or that frown when something goes wrong.

He cares about the pain, the heartache, the joy and the laughter!

The Bible tells us that the very hairs of our head are numbered! If that is not a small detail, I don’t know what is!!

This verse in Genesis where God notices that Cain looks downcast speaks volumes, not about Cain but about God’s character.

 

God in the Details – In Scripture

So God notices the smallest of details about us but do we notice the little details about Him?

He sees our face but do we stop and see His? Or are we too busy looking for His hands??

When we read the Word, do we skim through scripture and miss those little nuggets, those little details about God’s character, His love for us?

Are we too busy reading through our Bibles quickly and miss those little things that tell us about who God is?

When we are in a relationship with someone and are newly in love, we notice every detail about that person, don’t we?

We notice the little things about them like the dimples on their cheeks when they smile, the way they toss their hair when they laugh, the things that make them happy and the things that make them sad. We pay attention to the small details because we want to know everything there is about them. And we are in relationship with God aren’t we? 

Are we paying attention to the smallest detail?


 

First Love

Do we do that when we read the Word? Do we stop and listen when we pray or do we just talk AT God?

When Jesus sent His letter to the church at Ephesus in Revelation, He told them they had lost their first love.

Have we lost our first love? Have we stop noticing the little details? 

Let’s try to focus on the countenance on God’s face as we spend more time with Him and in His Word hearing what He has to say to us! Let’s try to focus on God in the details!

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Some other posts like “God in the Details – You Matter to God” you might enjoy:

GIVING IT TO GOD – ASKING GOD FOR THE LITTLE THINGS

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WAIT FOR THE LORD?

LIVING A RESURRECTED LIFE & LEAVING THE GRAVE

HOW TO TRUST GOD WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN – MY STROKE STORY

LET DOWN YOUR NETS – GOD MOVES WHEN YOU MOVE IN FAITH

PERSONAL COMMUNION – ARE YOU JUST MOWING GOD’S LAWN?

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Diane is a wife and mom, a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus) and yes, a blogger. In addition to owning Worth Beyond Rubies, she also co-owns other sites such as Faithful CEOs which helps Christian bloggers and businesses, Hot Flashy Faith which is a site for women over 40 and everything important to them, and Women of Worth Café another site for Christian women with Bible studies, devotions and the Jewish roots of the faith. Diane lives in BEAUTIFUL Northwestern Connecticut and when she is not blogging, you will find her spending time with her husband and kiddos out on their little mini-farm.

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    Barbara Harper
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    What a blessing, that God cares about the smallest details of our lives. No concern is too small to bring before Him.

    Michele Morin
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    So grateful for these insights about God, our truest and most faithful Lover!

    HopeJoyInChrist
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    I love that we have a God who loves us and cares about our lives. That He is involved in the details, not far away and uninterested draws me to Him more and more.

    Lauren Renee Sparks
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    That our big God cares about the smallest things pertaining to me – I will never get over it. laurensparks.net

    Debra Jean
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    Diane, I love this never thought of God’s comment about the look on Cain’s face, what a beautiful detail. And as I never noticed it, it was a perfect example to how we miss the small details of who God is and His heart toward us. Great lesson, and beautiful writing (as always) Many Thanks 8)

    Aryn The Libraryan 📚
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    God is in the details! Ive had a few times when He answered prayers immediately and dramatically. Making sure that I go back to thank him isn’t always my first response, unfortunately. But I am improving! #workinprogress

    adaughtersgiftoflove
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    The saying is about the devil being the details, forget him. I agree it’s really God. Thanks, Diane, hope you are feeling better.

    karentfriday
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    Love this simple but powerful truth, “So God notices the smallest of details about us but do we notice the little details about Him? He sees our face but do we stop and see His? Or are we too busy looking for His hands??” We often only focus on what God can do for us instead of who He is!

    mareedee2016
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    It is pretty amazing to stop and pause and think about how much we each matter to God. Thank you. What a great way to end the day. Thank you for sharing with Grace & Truth. Maree