Moments of God – Finding Joy in the Ordinary

We may not be where we envisioned we’d be a year ago or even 6 months ago, but we are here nevertheless. And He is here, too. 

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Find joy in the mundane. Find God in the in-between moments. In those moments that aren’t marked by abundant joy or dismal pain. The ordinary moments that we often take for granted or that slip away in our haste to get on to the “things that matter.” They may not be the great moments of our life, but they’re tiny pleasures that awaken us to God and keep us going.

For me it’s a sip of coffee, for you it may be a quiet moment or an embrace from your restless toddler. They may not be defining moments but they’re moments knitted together perfectly by God. Moments that bind together the larger narrative that is our life.

In this season of uncertainty, may we find Christ in the wanting, in the waiting in the hoping. We may not be where we envisioned we’d be a year ago or even 6 months ago, but we are here nevertheless. And He is here, too.

Psalm 121 tells us that He who keeps us neither slumber nor sleeps. He carries us through. Our foot does not slip because His presence is with us.

Often the longed-for moments arrive with less cheer than we had hoped. We coveted them as we covet idols that exist in high places in our minds. But instead, they exist as a bullet in our long list of life that we check off only to go on to the next.

These are the “great moments” we see when we look at our life. But God sees it all. The extraordinary and the ordinary. The big and the small.  The question is: do we see him in all?

He is the beginning and the end, and in His presence, there is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11).

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Michelle Anguka is a lover of words and a lover of the Word. While formally trained in academic writing, Michelle finds so much more fulfillment using her gifts to write for Christ and for His Kingdom. She delights in sharing the Gospel and seeing brothers and sisters come to a saving knowledge of Christ. More often than not, her pieces are woven together from disparate meditations and incomplete thoughts written down in between toddler pursuits. Nothing brings her more joy than spending quality time with her husband and enjoying an extra hot cup of coffee, always with a pastry on the side. It’s the little things.