08 September 2013

Joy in an Ordinary Day

Yesterday was a good day. One of the best I have had in a long time. It was an ordinary day filled with errands and such--house cleaning, oil changes, and grocery shopping. I was blessed to spend time with each of my kids individually and with them all together. We watched a movie together at night that was decent.  Our friend Brittany visited. These times are gifts.

Yesterday, I realized how much joy there can be in the ordinary. Not striving, just being. God is with us in the ordinary. The typical Christian life is not day after day of spiritual highs, but going with God in the every day. Hard work, restful naps, laughter filled play.

God's grace is for the ordinary. He most often speaks in whispers and not in the thunder.  May we always see him in the mundane.

And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.-1 Kings 19:11-12

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