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Something struck me last sunday and some thoughts crossed my mind that I just felt to share.
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I realised as I sat down that day in church that God made us to be able to enjoy the simplest things of life, from when He made Adam and Eve – enjoying the cool of the garden while tending it, relating with themselves and having fellowship with Him…that’s what God intends for us too!
God wants us to be able to enjoy these little things like being able to freely communicate in love with people around us, make beautiful memories, interact with nature; appreciate the beauty of creation and all that good stuff even as we go about our ‘work’
We worry most about the big things we want to achieve; the world is filled with too many people trying hard to be ‘extraordinary’ by every possible means, sometimes at the expense of their peace and stability and even that of others.
Human nature has a way of turning ‘wonderful’ into ‘ordinary’ over time, just by getting used to the environment, and we start to stop noticing the things that we used to be in awe about…and somehow the beautiful becomes the boring.Exerpt from devotion ‘Worship Changes Everything’ by Darlene Zscheche
While it’s necessary that we go after the big things, the problem is that in pursuit of our ambitions, we often neglect the simple, most important essence of life in itself, deviating from the original pattern God had intended us to live.
The world is chasing more vain things than it is truly seeking to live; to love and be happy.
My hope is that as you read this, you begin to identify the simple blessings and priviledges you might have neglected, and the ordinary things you might have ignored; remember that long lost friend you should call, say ‘hello’ with a smile to that wretched looking stranger you’ll pass by on the road, be more kind to your family members and those around you, focus more on the good in others, let go of faults, love yourself in every way you can and spread that love to everyone around.
“Be gentle with one another, sensitive”Eph. 4.32a (MSG)
“Nothing is more appealing than speaking beautiful, life-giving words. For they release sweetness to our souls and inner healing to our spirits”.Prov. 16:24 (TPT)
The world will be a much better place if we all can be ‘ordinary’ people trying to love and treat each other in extraordinary ways because while so many things seem to matter now, in the end only a few things will.
“Try to outdo yourselves in respect and honor of one another”.Romans 12:10b (TPT)
We might not always be able to do big things, but we can always do litttle things with big hearts.
And soon we’d realize that those little things are the big things afterall.– Jay
Here’s the refrain part of the lyrics to the song I mentioned in my podcast; Ordinary People by 𝙲𝚘𝚋𝚑𝚊𝚖𝚜 𝙰𝚜𝚞𝚚𝚞𝚘. I love every bit of it.
“Let us have a world of ordinary people
Living life the way God wants us to
And if we have a world of ordinary people
Will happen through me and you
Me and you”
In another part he sang “…every tall tree grew up from some mustard seed”.
“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse”.
Phil. 4.8 (MSG)
I hope you take that action, lets do this!
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Ps. I’ve written about the essence of truly living and not just existing in my blogpost, ‘2018’. You can read that up here.