Seeing God in every moment

This morning went like this…..

I took the girls to school and had an hour between dropping them off and a conference with Ryann’s teacher. Jason was home with Caleb so it seemed like an opportune time for prayer and being in God’s Word. I didn’t want to be that creepy lady parked in the school parking lot so I decided to drive around to find a more suitable place to sit. I came upon a nearby college that happened to have more than what I needed.20140326-085358.jpg

Beautiful right? I sat there just thinking about how creative our Creator is. The radiance of the sun does something to us, don’t you think? It causes me, personally, to be in complete awe of God. I sat there with a feeling of thankfulness. I started to read my devotional scripture and wouldn’t you know…..

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT)

So I sat there and thanked God. I told him how I was so undeserving of everything I have been given but thank you. Thank you for my 3 healthy children, for our healthy family. Both physically and emotionally we have been blessed with health through out our lives. Our new home and all that came with it. I pray we don’t squander these gifts on ourselves but that we use all we have to honor You Lord. I could spend a lifetime listing off my thanks. I won’t do that here though. After I sat there awhile talking to God and getting weird stares from my duck friend. I continued with the commentary portion of the devotional. God is great and mighty. He is faithful and good and he is a loving God. We are coming up on Easter and this time always excites me and draws me in. Jesus sacrifice for us How he loves us. I am grateful. I am choosing thankfulness. πŸ™‚

The rest is from the devotional.

From the Youversion Hillsong Devotional:
Graced with POWER

Every now and then, life presents us with the opportunity to cultivate a grateful heart. A moment when we are suddenly aware that we have much to be thankful for and that we haven’t been thankful at all. A moment when the phrase ‘spoilt-brat’ comes to mind.

Sometimes we shake it off. Other times, with the best intentions, we realign our perspective, only to find it soon slipping away again.

Why do we fail to maintain a grateful heart when we try so hard?

Perhaps the answer lies in the question itself.

Perhaps it is because we try.

A Spirit-led life is one characterised by responding to the Holy Spirit’s prompting. It can be as simple as encouraging someone when we feel that ‘nudge’ in our spirit. When we live empowered beyond our human limitations in this way, we can not help but be astounded by God’s grace, wondering: How can it be that Almighty God chooses to be intimately involved in my life, prompting me by His Spirit? It is too much.

And we find that over time, the Spirit -led life shapes us into someone who is genuinely grateful and doesn’t take life for granted. To be that kind person who makes people want to get right up close and ask ‘why?’

Today, share with someone the daily things you are grateful for and the work of God in your life.


4 thoughts on “Seeing God in every moment

  1. Oh Katie! I hope you know what a blessing your blog is! The last two posts have come at a time that I have so desperately needed them! God is at working, ministering through you to me so many miles away! Thank you for your willingness (even though you may not always understand why you are posting) because it will always be exactly what someone else needed to hear!

    • Brittney you have ALWAYS been so sweet. Thank you for your kind words. πŸ™‚ God keeps reminding me about why he gave us the Body of Christ. To admonish one another and I am so thankful for the people he brings in my life that help deepen my faith. Thank you!

  2. So good to be reminded how God loves our gratitude and how worthy He is of receiving it! I’m afraid I haven’t been very grateful the last couple of days for the “mundane” (my job…dishes…driving, etc…). I need to remember the so called mundane, dailyness of life indicates nothing is happening right now that is catastrophic or tragic and for that I can bless His merciful name!
    Thanks, Katie!

    • So true mommy! I would never look at you as an ungrateful person and you certainly are a picture of ministry in the so called “ordinary” (or mundane) life. I admire you so much. πŸ™‚ I just emailed you about this topic, lol!! grateful for my parents! Love you!!!

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