Because I can easily overlook the beauty of ordinary moments, I’ve tried going out of my way to notice them more.
My kids have been going to school four days a week with Friday being a virtual day. I captured this sweet moment the other day. I easily could have missed it, but I’m trying to notice them more.
I think it’s a discipline to practice: noticing ordinary moments – taking mental snapshots, and giving thanks to the Lord for them. Psalm 69 says, I will glorify Him with thanksgiving.
We glorify the Lord when we give thanks.
In Luke 17, Jesus healed ten men of leprosy. He was pleased by the one man who came back to praise and thank him. But, Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
In a culture that wants more, more, more, I think we can easily underestimate the beauty and bliss of simple, ordinary, moments.
What are the sweet, ordinary moments all around you that are easy to miss?
What can you see and notice that you didn’t before?
What moments can you thank Jesus for that are right in front of you?
Lord, when we want to escape the mundane, the ordinary, and have a woe is me attitude, help us to have eyes to see the beauty in the ordinary. Help us to not need more, but to find joy in You, what is, and to give thanks for it. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Sometimes the people who are helping us through hard times get overlooked – all the sacrifices they make to help us get through that tough time so we are able to do what we need to do.
This past few months while my dad has been going through everything, my husband has been so incredibly supportive and my kids have been so helpful and understanding. Always encouraging, hoping, and praying with me.
On my many trips to Atlanta, my husband has watched the kids, taken off work, worked from home when he can, made meals, kept up with the day-to-day things.
It’s easy to overlook what the people around us do during times like these, but I want to recognize each of you now. Thank you to each of you who make sacrifices every day to love the people closest to you well.
You’re not overlooked. We see you. The Lord sees you. And we are so grateful for you. ️
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” Jesus