Finding God in the Ordinary

This past weekend, I went home with my mom to stay with my dad and see my grandparents. Two years later and that still feels weird to say.

Sidenote: My parents have been “geographically separated” for two years so I have two homes (three counting my own house) until dad retires in 89 days and they’re back in the same town. 

Anyway, I went to one of my homes. I haven’t been to church in about a month because I’m an imperfect person, so this weekend, I went to church with my grandparents. God works in mysterious ways, because He knew exactly what I would need to hear after my absence. Their minister’s message this weekend was about friends, and how they enable us to find God in the ordinary of life. It was incredible. It truly took something that all of us have (and often take for granted), and spoke of how, in little ways, something as simple as friendship can show you God in the little things.

Now, I got to thinking about this. My mind was racing through the whole service as I realized that the minister was speaking my truth, only I had to hear him speak it to realize that it was my truth. I have always been the kind of person that tries to find the silver lining, tries to believe in the good, and knows that happiness can be found pretty much anywhere, if you look hard enough. And what I realized this weekend, is that when I hear and feel and see my happy through my friends and family…I’m seeing God, and finding God, and celebrating Him. I just didn’t know it.

  • I heard God when I was in tears at my second showing of Beauty & the Beast simply by listening to the lyric: “Sometimes our happiness is captured…somehow a time and place stands still.”
  • I felt God when my dog rested her head on my arm when we both took a nap a couple weeks ago.
  • I saw God when I watched a video of my nephew rolling over for the first time tonight.

Life is ordinary. It’s full of ordinary moments. But through friends and with God….that becomes a life full of extraordinary ordinary moments. And those are my favorite kind  🙂

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