"Not fears I need deliverance from today-
skies gray and windless;
no stab of joy or pain.
no strong regret,
no reaching after,
no black despair
deliver me today... from this."
Ruth Bell Graham
"Sitting By My Laughing Fire"
The ordinary days... these are the days that make up most of our lives. There are some wonderful highs and lows, and surprises and joys, along with many trials and griefs...
But the 'ordinary days' are where I live, and spend most of my time...
I don't always like that! The highs in life are where I love to be... the valleys, not so much. But the reality is... it's a lot more about the valleys and plains than just the highs... and the truth is that I learn to know Jesus more deeply in the valleys.
The question... Is God sufficient for all of it, the high, the low and the dull and ordinary days?...
The answer... A resounding YES!!!...
"But my God shall supply ALL of your needs according to His riches in glory, by Christ Jesus"...
I know in my heart that HE understands those ordinary days, when we keep putting one foot in front of the other and persist... there are so many who are going through very deep valleys and trials, that this may almost seem irrelevant, or even trivial, but... I find that I am living in these days much of my life...
Often when I feel 'ordinary' and not much is on the horizon, satan LOVES to use that to pull me down! I am learning... to STAND IN FAITH on those days, to KNOW that GOD means for all of our days to be lived in the knowledge that He is in control, and that our REAL joy comes from knowing that we are His...
...and the JOY in my ordinary days IS the knowledge that GOD is real and that HE LOVES ME, and that HE is at work in my 'ordinary', to make me shine for Him!
Now THAT is worthy of a blog!!