It’s hard to believe that it’s already January 22nd, isn’t it?
Time passes too quickly sometimes. Which is why I am thankful that because of Jesus, every day is like New Year’s Day. Because when I falter in my sense of where I’m going or what I’m doing, each new day is a new day, a new beginning, a new New Year’s Day.
Today is one of those days.
One of those days when I wonder if this year really will be better than last year.
One of those days when I wonder if I’m hitting the mark.
One of those days when I wonder what I should do to make today matter.
One of those days when I question what I am meant to do and who I am meant to be.
One of those days.
And then God whispers to my heart. He reminds me who I am. He reminds me whose I am.
He reminds me that I am His and that He is in control and that I am where I need to be.
He reminds me when I look at my two little girls that I am doing important work.
He reminds me when I start my day with Him that He is all I need.
He reminds me when I sit and watch the fire in our fireplace that life is already good. That I don’t have to wait until tomorrow or next month or next year for things to get better.
When I rest in Jesus, when I trust Him with my day, my life, my heart’s desires, things are the best they can be on this side of heaven.
When I surrender all of me, peace surrounds me and I can see the blessings that are mine. I can delight in Jesus and when I do that, I discover delight in the ordinary moments of my day.
Emptying the dishwasher reminds me of the plenty I already have.
Sweeping the floor reminds me that we have not only have a house, but a home.
Making another meal reminds me that we have the daily bread we need today.
Playing with my girls reminds me that I have been given the opportunity to leak Jesus into my girls’ lives. Into their hearts.
Seeing my husband pull into the driveway at the end of the day reminds me that I have a partner on the journey. The journey of parenting. The journey of dreaming. The journey of delight we are offered through Jesus.
God makes my ordinary extraordinary.
And when I forget that, God reminds me. He whispers to my heart. And, as long as I’m willing to listen, He will always remind me that He is all I need. Whether it’s January 22nd, April 27th, October 21st or December 27th, He is all I need.
And that, that is more than enough.