It’s difficult to find some days, the glorious in the midst of the mundane-ness of life. To look above the chaos, the mess, the need, and the exhaustion.
But I don’t want to miss it. I want to find that glorious in the everyday, the usual, yes, the mundane.
I don’t want to ignore the insatiable curiosity of two mischievous little boys…..
“..to make it your ambition and definitely endeavor to live quietly and peacefully, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we have charged you.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11
I don’t want to be too caught up in my own tasks to show respect and love to that ruggedly handsome pilot that makes my heart beat faster whenever he comes near….
“By walking away from a busy, accomplishment-oriented society into a quiet world of deep relationship, service, and home-life, I will establish a far-reaching legacy that extends throughout many generations.” -Laura Booz, Blogger Behave
I don’t want to dismiss the wonder that is in a 7-year old’s face as he sees the beauty in the world all around him….
“It is shown with the sacrificial life of giving up what we wanted to do, or the job we hoped to have, in order to build a soul through the attention of ourselves. A looking into the eyes with true interest and compassion instead of looking at a screen while half-heartedly listening. These are the sacrifices of our love, the moment-by-momet giving up of ourselves, the constant year in-year out practice of worship as we serve those in our home in order to please His heart.” - Sally Clarkson
I don’t want to be too tired, too busy, too occupied, too annoyed to answer the never-ending questions from a darling young lady …
“It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard is figuring out what you are willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.” Shauna Niequist
“Your loving touch, patient service, sacrifice of time today, this week, is not in vain. It is a service of worship to the One who laid down His own life in moments of time.” – Sally Clarkson
I want to stay focused on these beautiful faces, the precious ones that the Lord has put together with me under my roof, to love on, cherish, embrace, and invest in. I want to be present. I want to be all here.
“Live slowly and simply so that you have the time and the space to love deeply and well. Hold your children close, as often as possible. Look deeply into their eyes, speak words of life, love, and acceptance into and over them.” -Jewels
So I will continue to look, to see, to find, the glorious in the mundane right here.
Do you want to join me? What is it that you don’t want to miss?