Counting the Daily Gifts

Last week we stepped back, slowed down, and stopped to savor life.  When I slow I am reminded of how God is faithful to meet us in the daily, the ordinary, the mundane.  I begin to see His presence everywhere and the gifts add up quickly.

We are back to the normal routine today, though by God’s wonderful grace, it is slower.  But it is a return to the regular, the ordinary, the tedious and endless.  And I find that, when I look for Him, listen for Him, God is faithful to meet me here.

Exodus 3:1-2 says, “Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.  There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush.”

The vision of the Angel of the Lord came to Moses while he was involved in his everyday work.  That is exactly where the Lord delights in giving His revelations.

Beloved Father, help me to expect you as I travel the ordinary road of life.  I am not asking for sensational experiences.  Fellowship with me through my everyday work and service, and be my companion when I take an ordinary journey.  And let my humble life be transformed by Your presence.

No one can stay on the mountaintop of favor forver, for there are responsibilities in the valley.

~ Streams in the Desert, October 22

0854.  the zoo

0855.  baby hippo

0856.  one of the most beautiful October’s I can remember

0857.  trees aflame in red, orange, yellow

0858.  doing something different

0859.  ice cream cones

0860.  DeAnna Rose Farmstead

0861.  Lush skin care

0862.  fall pictures

0863.  pre-point I

0864.  progress on little projects

0865.  new schedules

0866.  flexible, supportive teachers


One thought on “Counting the Daily Gifts

  1. I received a card one time from an older Mom I consider a mentor. The card actually had a title – “Continue On.” In essence the words were encouraging the wife and mom who stays home unnoticed or praised by the world. God is taking count and His rewards are far greater than what man has to offer. The exhortation was to “continue on” in the vital work he has given us to do. Remember the saying,”the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”

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