My eyes are still awakening to wonder. A mind and heart engaged on an endless quest.
I ponder purpose and intent, meander around the messy middle of my days and so often still fail to see them for the sacred glory they really are.
Pain can pervade and pull our days out of shape; problems press in on every side and challenges abound.
But this ordinary life so many of us live has extraordinary revelation if we let it speak to us.
Pay attention to its message. Sense the essence of our days. Listen to what they’re saying.
I’m slowly unfurling my winter-weary soul toward the brightness of summer light as I embrace the new and the not yet of my existence, the tentative unfolding of plans which have been long-awaited.
And nothing brings me closer to awareness of God’s presence than to see Him active in the everyday.
Wearing worldly lenses can dull our senses, but spiritual one? They alert us to presence and purpose behind the pain, the ache of holy behind the familiar, the grace seen in hard places.
So this theme is ringing in my heart and I lean toward its refrain like one who never tires of its melody.
Because it’s a song God sings over His children unceasingly.
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing” ~ Zephaniah 3:17
God can be found in the everyday
ordinary-extraordinary of life
with all its wonder and ways
We count the moments because
moments count, and we count
blessings because we give freely
and they return easy – spilling
forth as gifts in the lap of time
Our eyes peel slow, waking
to wonder as we sip and savour
this coffee held in hand
this paper rustling conversation
this relating and waiting and enjoying
lost in the ether if we let it
become mangled by stress
tangled up in busyness
So we pause, catch our breath
release our reservations
snatch back each holy second
and see it for the sweet soul
sacred beauty and glory
mirrored reflection of
God’s story that it is
and we give praise
“By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life” ~ Psalm 42:8