So I missed a week of the 31 days, and yet I am summoning the courage to appear again, despite my forgetfulness/not fulfilling the goal, etc... Why? Because despite falling down in the race, I want to finish. I think this is our ordinary human life. We fall down on our goals. And then this prompt came from 5 Minute Friday, and it was perfect for today. ORDINARY
And the first thing that comes to my mind is Romans 12:1 in the Message Bible:"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take you everyday, ordinary life---your sleeping, eating going-to-work, and walking-around life---and place it before God as an offering"
How do "ordinary" and "wild and precious" come together? And I think that that is the whole point! When I see that the eggs I fried for breakfast are God providing for this precious child, the figs I picked off the tree are God's beautiful art in my back yard, the cutting and sewing and emails I do today as God's grace to help us through my husband's unemployment, not JUST a mundane list of tasks to be accomplished....Then I know how precious I am. And as I sew Little Red Riding Hood outfits today, I will think on that and on the precious little girls who will wear them and pretend and be delighted.
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Have a day of beauty and knowing you are precious, always!!