Trails of Love

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This morning I found the most amazing gift in a tiny and unexpected way, through the most unlikely creature.  As I was walking and praying, I noticed on the path a snail trail. The substance the creature had left behind showed where it had crawled. I passed by at first, but then turned around to take a closer look.

I took a picture.

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A perfect heart glistened back at me in the early morning sunshine.

“God, You know I am a very unlikely creature, when it comes to representing Jesus and His love. Show me, through the Holy Spirit, how to leave a trail of love and unexpected gifts, as I walk through life. Show me the many ways I can love like You love me. Use all I have, even the things I find unworthy, to point others to Your love, one day at a time.”Late May Morning, trails of love 016

Re-posted from Bean by Bean  ~ my other blog,
(Picture and devotional by Heidi Viars, May 2015)

14 responses to “Trails of Love”

  1. I put this post in the category of God shows up. Are we paying attention? What a wonderful gift God gave you to make your quiet time with Him “come alive!”

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    1. Thank you, Debbie, for your visit 🙂

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  2. Hi, Heidi! It sure is wonderful to get pick me ups like these through nature. For myself today, I was so happy to see the rainbows through the water I was spraying from my garden hose. Although things like that can be explained with science, it’s still a blessed miracle, no? So happy for ya that you got to see this snail trail.
    p.s. Do you happen to remember which post is the one in which you mention about your having gone to see your family for a sort of reunion get-together? I’d like to read that one again, if you might recall which one I’m referrin’ to. Thanks!

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    1. Hi blogging friend,
      yes, we can explain so many things with science… but our God created it all … I believe to point us to Him.
      I do remember those blogs from when I visited home. Here are a few links, if you can’t find the one you are looking for, just let me know.
      https://heidiviars.com/2013/07/16/where-i-learned-to-walk
      https://heidiviars.com/2013/07/19/early-morning-surpises
      https://heidiviars.com/2013/07/24/holy-ground
      https://heidiviars.com/2013/08/04/of-stones-and-memories

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      1. I shall read ’em all and letcha know. Tanksalot!

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  3. [squealing with delight] I love when God does that!!

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    1. I am still in utter amazement over this… walked the same path this morning, I did not see even ONE trail snail. God can use ANYTHING we give Him … even our slimy messes 🙂

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  4. Gorgeous! So wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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    1. God is wonderful. “God, open our eyes!” Thanks for stopping in, blogging friend

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      1. He definitely is! 🙂

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  5. Oh, yes: “Show me, through the Holy Spirit, how to leave a trail of love and unexpected gifts, as I walk through life.” To make people smile, to turn attention to Jesus, to minister hope and encouragement–what a fulfilling way to live! Thank you, Heidi, for the snail “heart-trail” story as inspiration.

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    1. Thank you, dear Nancy, for reading. Like I said to Rene above, I walked the same path again today. I never saw any snail trails at all. He directs our paths, when we live for Him. (a gal from Bible Study was wondering if He used something like an Etch A Sketch to make the snail go where He needed it to move 🙂 )

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      1. Clever gal, that friend from Bible Study. Love it!

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