August 18, 2012

Ordinary Days




I was thinking today about how most days in our lives are pretty ordinary.  Most of us wake up in the mornings and go through a well practiced routine of hygiene and dressing.  Then its breakfast and time alone with God.

And although our individual paths  may vary a bit from the actions mentioned above, they are nothing extraordinary.  Well... not counting the fact that one can communicate with the Creator of the Universe. But simple little things capture my attention on days like today.  Days when I allow myself to recognize they exist and that they make me feel something. 

Things like the familiar squeak of the floor boards in the hallway.  I know exactly where not to step if I want to be completely silent.  Things like how the sunlight filters through the curtains of the living room at different times of the day.  The smell of onions frying or fresh dough when I or my mother prepare to make a meal.

And as I've thought on these things I realized that there is something beautiful about ordinary days.  They have purpose.  They are not just "filler" days until something meaningful happens. Because if it weren't for ordinary days, and the ordinary things that happened in them, than there could be nothing extraordinary. 

But we can never be ready for the extraordinary days unless we appreciate the ordinary ones and learn to use their hours wisely. God is still teaching me this truth along with the fact that we all carry ordinariness inside us too. 

I think, for me personally, I wrestle at times with everything I perceive in myself as ordinary.  And God challenges me to flip that thinking over.  He encourages me to embrace those ordinary things because  He wants to use them for something special. 

In His hands ordinary is transformed. And although transformation can happen quickly God, in His wisdom, knows its better for us if it happens slowly. 

He reminds me of the butterfly.  That is what God does with us.  He gives us chrysalis days.

So rather than wrestle against them, soak them in.  Really let yourself experience the little things.  Enjoy the ordinary in you. Ordinary days are a gift. 

" What are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?"
~ Psalm 8:4 


5 comments:

Denise said...

Amen.

Fruto do Espírito said...

Paz!

Con amor para ti!

SALMO 23

EL SEÑOR ES MI PASTOR,
Esa es la relación!

Nada me falta,
Este suministro es!

Guíame en verdes pastos,
Este es el reposo!

Él me guía a arroyos de tranquilas aguas,
Esto es refrescante!

El restaura mi alma,
Esta es la curación!

GUIA PARA MÍ LOS CAMINOS DE LA JUSTICIA,
Eso es de orientación!

POR EL AMOR DE SU NOMBRE,
Esto es a propósito!

Aunque ande EL VALLE DE LA SOMBRA DE LA MUERTE,
Eso es probar!

Yo no temeré mal alguno,
Eso es protección!

Tú estás conmigo,
Eso es fidelidad!

Su memoria y tu cayado me infundirán aliento,
Esta es la disciplina!

Preparar una mesa delante de mí en presencia de mis enemigos,
Esta es la esperanza!

UNGE mi cabeza con aceite
Esa es la consagración!

Y mi copa está rebosando,
Eso es abundancia!

Ciertamente el bien y misericordia me seguirán TODOS LOS DIAS DE MI VIDA,
Esto es una bendición!

Y habitaré en la casa del Señor
Eso es seguridad!

Durante largos días,
Esta es la eternidad!

Que el Señor te bendiga y te guarde!

Lucy.
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SINCERITY said...

Denise: Yes. Amen is right. :)

Fruto do Espirito: Muchas gracias por tus palabras. El Salmo 23 es uno de mis favoritos.

Que el Señor te bendiga tambien! :)

Sateigdra L Knowles said...

I thank God for the ordinary days, Wonderful post.

SINCERITY said...

Sateigdra L Knowles: Me too! The ordinary days are beautiful in their own right. :) Thanks for visiting.