Life can be crazy. Life can be messy. Life can be a flurry of busy activity and mundane sameness all at once. It can hit you out of nowhere and leave you scrambling to keep up. And in the middle of it all, we’re left wishing for some peace and quite. We’re left hoping to just get through the day with a bit of our sanity still intact and maybe a bit of the hairstyle we worked so hard to accomplish still intact also.
Yes, life can sure be crazy.
And in the middle of the craziness, as we’re left scrambling and wishing and hoping, it’s easy to want to just get by. And as we go through another day of the same old, same old, it’s easy to wish and wait for the next entertainment; the next new activity. And the intentionality and purposefulness and peace and beauty and wonder of each day get left behind.
But we have the promise that in the middle of the crazy flurry and the boring mundane, God is present. God is working. God is caring.
Each and every day is a part of God’s plan. Every day is a day ordained and appointed for His glory to awe you. To transform you. To flow through you. Even the crazy days. Even the ordinary days.
How many times have I cut glory off, have I not seen the dazzling grace right in front of me, because I was just trying to get through and only looking forward to that next activity or event?
Don’t get me wrong; I know days can be hard and we just want a break, and there are definitely special times I look forward to; times that give that break and rest.
But what if, even as we were focusing on just taking the next step, on not having a melt down, we also sought to see the One who is walking right beside us? Who is offering comfort and peace to this emotionally racked heart?
What if, even as we went through each ordinary day, we sought to spend time with the One who is majesty, glory, wonder, beauty, and brings these to each day? To let those times with Him be as familiar, yet as spectacular, as each sunrise and sunset?
As we seek God in the craziness and in the ordinary, we begin to see that He truly does have a plan for each day, that He is preparing us and producing fruit in us each day, that His promises are unfolding each day.
God has a plan for each day:
God has plans for each of us. Good, hopeful, abundant plans. A purpose for our lives. One that He placed in us as He knit and formed and created us, His handiwork. This plan is not just for the future, but for each day; for each moment. For a glorious future is made one ordinary, crazy, beautiful day at a time. When we seek the Lord and live in Jesus each day, we step into God’s plan for each day, and find His direction for the future.
God is preparing and producing in each day:
Some days will be difficult. Some days we may feel we are getting nowhere. Some days we may wonder if God hears, if He is still near. Some days we may not find answers. Some days we will be hurt and saddened. Some days we will make mistakes. But each day is an opportunity to learn, to grow, to become prepared for the next good work God has for us, to become more Christ-like in our attitude and actions.
God’s promises are unfolding each day:
God is faithful. He keeps His promises. Each day is a day He has made; is a day He gives life and love and light. Let us rejoice in each day, for we are not consumed but are loved.
Will join me in living each day with eyes open to the wonder and glory of God? Let us live each day with purpose, knowing that it is in God’s plan. Let us live each day with patience, trusting that God is preparing us for His purpose and producing in us Christ-like character. And let us live each day with peace, knowing that God is faithful and will keep His promises.
The post Each Day first appeared on The Overflowing
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Hi there. I'm coming to you by way of the Blogger Tribe and boy am I glad I stopped by. This message was exactly what I needed to hear today. I've been walking through a rather tricky season of life. A lot of pruning is going on and I'm feeling the heat of the refining fire. I appreciate the verses you included here and the reminders that in the chaos or even mundane-ness of life, that we still need to seek Him and find Him. I will be sharing this with my readers on my Facebook page tomorrow, in case they need the reminder as well. Thank you, ever-so much!
2/3/2016 03:41:29 pm
Hello Bree! Thank you so much for reading and for sharing your heart. It means so much to me to know there are others in the same boat as me and that this post was encouraging to you! Keep seeking Jesus.
It can be so difficult to remember that it is important to focus on now, on today, and the potential of what she have in our hearts, minds, and homes right now instead of what we will have next month or tomorrow. I struggle with this and get a little too excited about first of the month grocery shopping, but I try and finding messages like yours definitely helps!!
2/6/2016 06:03:48 pm
Hi Kelly! Yes, each day is full of potential, and yes remembering to focus on that can be difficult. I'm so glad this post is helpful to you and I hope you find small joys in your day to day activities!
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