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Ordinary Places

Little known fact: most of my spiritual awakenings have happened in very ordinary places. I’ve discovered God’s love for detail and beauty while putting my feet to the pavement on a run. I’ve been reminded to put my trust in God and not lean on my own understanding while standing barefoot over a stack of dishes in a soap-bubble filled sink. My eyes were opened to a deeper understanding of my significance in Christ in a seminary classroom. I have found, again and again, healing and grace in the back row and circles of chairs of my church home, and I’ve known God’s deep peace while rocking my babies in the darkness of 2:00am.

Ordinary places are sacred places.

Sometimes our lives become overwhelming; we worry about things and we find ourselves in moments of spiritual boredom, or pain or grief. We can feel detached from God and we can forget about God’s promises for us. We need a reuniting, of sorts, with the God who created us and loves us and we wonder how that can happen when our lives are so full and we don’t feel we have a moment to spare.

Look in the ordinary.

God’s love permeates every nook and cranny of our lives. This week, ask for an awareness of God’s presence in your life and watch what happens. Discover if your very ordinary moments of carpooling, working, cleaning, laundry folding, leaf piling, pumpkin patching, cooking or walking around your neighborhood can all be sacred places to reuniting with your savior.

Will you pray with me? Lord, may we reunite our yes with your yes, over us, in us, and especially in the ordinary places of our lives. Help us to be aware of your presence so that we can live in your peace and power. Amen.

In Christ, Kristin

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 1:20

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