Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Three Things to turn Mundane Monday into Magnificent Monday



Some Mondays just feel like that, you know? Mundane.

Lacking interest or excitement.

I get up early and read through letters from long ago that still speak to this heart today, written from a man who claimed he was chief among sinners.

I am called to love but, truth be told, there are days that I don't even feel like it.

I am doing the mundane and there are days that it is is quite unremarkable.


Why do I try to convince myself that it has to be . . .  grand, that is.

I preach to myself, for I am the one that needs it the most.
'for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.'
Not that I have learned, but if the one who claimed that he was the chief sinner, who was called out by grace, could say, 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me' then I must continue in the same way.

It is what I have been called to. It may not look all that grand on a day that is all review, and making corrections, and leftovers, and laundry.

But grace overflows and really, I don't even know why I mumble for I have been so blessed.

Instead, if I learned to do these three things:
'Rejoice always, 
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.'

 . . . how much more magnificent my Monday would be!







6 comments:

  1. Hi there,
    I am linking in from somewhere... I think I started at Playdates and then hit another link. Going round and round but finding so many Sisters in Christ.
    Hopefully your day went well; that you felt joy or at least contentment; that you could seek out the little gifts of God in your day.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. Janice,
      Yes, not at all what I thought it would be, but blessed in many ways. It is good to know that we are loved!

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  2. I love to read here & am blessed by your words. Oh the mundane can just settle over me with it's darkness. This reminds me again to pray for God to open my eyes to His glory all around me, so easy to be blinded. I'll be praying this today! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

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    1. Cynthia, praying with you!!
      So glad you are here, you bless by your words!

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  3. "Praying without ceasing" has been going through my mind so much lately. And you are right -- praying can always lift my mindset!

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    1. Jen,
      I can't let go of this thought either, trusting it will become a reality!
      Thank you for your community!

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