“Our God is a God of props.”
I told my sister this several weeks ago. For her birthday, I also felt God gave me insight into what her prop was. My season is demarcated by fleece, so I carry with me fleece.
For my sister, however, I felt God told me she needed to remember Israel’s wandering through the wilderness where they followed God by following His presence in a pillar of fire and cloud of smoke. I told her, your prop, for the season needs to be a lighter - because it has fire and people use it to smoke. (Look, if you honestly think about it, it makes sense…)
I was thinking like a man, having her carry an actual lighter. Well, my sister is an artistic, creative woman. Instead of using an actual lighter, she found this amazing necklace.
When I say “Our God is a God of props”, I do not mean to imply anything magical on the props. These are not relics. What I am inferring is how God loves to use the things of this world, things present to us, to get our attention and keep us on track.
Moses had a burning bush. Abraham had a ram. Gideon had fleece. Joshua had trumpets. Ezekiel had to lay on his side for for over a year. I could name more.
God wants to use the things in our life to remind us of His presence, but He also wants us to always see Him in everything too. Therefore, the prop, is an effort to remind our hearts and soul, of the season God has us in. It is a tangible expression of a heart manifesation.
Picture it like tying a string around your finger to remember to buy milk on your way home from work. Picture it as an alert on your iPhone calendar to remember an important meeting. The prop is precisely like these. They are here to remind us about what God is doing and to hold our own life loosely.