Anyone else need to hear these words today?
I read them couple weeks ago in My Utmost for His Highest and I haven’t stopped mulling them over. They are along the same lines of what I shared about drudgery a couple weeks back. Sometimes it just seems like it would be easier to do something “great” for God, rather than do dishes or fold laundry or finish writing my thesis or start studying for comp exams. Because you know what my spring break has looked like this week, with almost no exceptions?
But maybe this too, takes Almighty grace. Not so much to do it, as that just takes perseverance. But to do it purposefully, to do it gladly — to understand it as part of my daily calling of following God… that takes Almighty grace.
What are you needing a little visionless, spectator-less, unenthusiastic grace for today?
Doing the dishes because my roommate never ever ever ever ever does them. (Write about THAT, T-Swift.)
That’s the worst. But T-Swift making versions of her songs for our every day struggles is tots the best.
I did need to hear those words. My Spring Break has been anything but restful as well. Thank you.
Spring break is such a tease!!! Though at least I have been able to work in pjs…
Very inspiring. Definitely something I needed to hear.
Glad it was what someone else needed too!
Beautiful. The glory of God is the little things every day.
It is! Like encouraging memes from friends : ).
Exactly what I needed to read today. Thanks, Big! 🙂
Anytime beautiful Little!
Wow! I want to share that quote on Facebook. Thanks for a great post.
Please do! You should be able to just drag the quote jpeg off that I made and use it. I think it is pretty encouraging across the board.
It is very unnoticed and mundane to be paying off debts and trying to be both healthy and frugal and good parents and teachers…*sigh*…thankfully it is not only is comforting to just know that it takes grace to get through these times, but that God loves to give us that grace as a reminder of His presence, too….
The mundane stuff is the most important!
Being healthy AND frugal is always a kicker… those frozen pizzas are just so cheap! : )
I know. But so so gross. 🙂
See… unfortunately… I love me those $1.25 totinos. Oh man oh man… every so often I let myself go wild and have one.
Oh, I agree they taste great. It’s just the way my stomach tells me how mean I am afterwards that’s gross. Ha, we had frozen pizza at a friend’s house and it made both of us sick. It’s like we got used to too much healthy food. So since then I’ve been trying to include a few more processed things…not pizza…but other things so that we don’t get sick every time we eat something not-fresh. It’s the world we live in, after all….
“The laundry, the dishes, the beds, the floors, these have a gentle tempo in time. Daily work is not drudgery or pressure packed, but cadence and beauty. This is our slow dance with God. The outer world can drum its own driving beat. A soul can sing slow songs.” ~Ann Voskamp
The beauty and challenge of daily grace perhaps lies in the way that we look at it…. drugery or blessing? Good days and bad days or days of grace- Grace to rejoice or grace to keep walking a step at a time. Thank you so much for your honesty, I work in an office and have wrestled with walking in the daily grace of attentiveness as I answer phones and study and like…. letting our daily activities become a slow dance as opposed to a drudgery…. Learning to live in His grace! How great and good is our Lord God!