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For The Mornings Coffee Fails Us

I can’t remember the last time I didn’t wake up in the morning and immediately utter the words, “God help me. I don’t feel like I can do this today.” It could be any number of things causing me to feel overwhelmed by just the thought of getting out of bed. It’s not the first time I’ve felt this way and won’t be the last. The difference this time is that the feeling didn’t go away after a hot shower or cup of coffee. I had lost all motivation.
The moment when I took the picture below wasn’t an unusual or exciting one, but it was the moment that snapped me out of my funk. It was the moment I realized that God doesn’t always speak to us in big, flashy ways. More often than not, He comes as a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:11-13). My 3 year old sitting next to me at breakfast, “reading” The Bible to me in her princess costume…it happens all the time. These moments had become mundane when, in reality, they are my reward. They are God’s grace showered on me in the form of little moments I’d slowly started to take for granted. Moments that many women out there dream of, but find heartbreakingly out of their reach. This everyday moment was the one God chose to remind me that getting out of bed and caring for a small army of little people is the thing I’d once prayed desperately for, in the midst of a dark time in my past that I wasn’t sure I’d escape from alive. It becomes so easy to complain; so easy to forget…this life, these moments, are a love letter written to us from a gracious Heavenly Father. One Who walks with us through good times and bad, whispering all along of His passionate love for us. I was reminded at the breakfast table that He is never far away, even when I can’t feel His presence. He is always there…even when I’m taking His grace for granted. The strength to move forward is found when we stand still.
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One thought on “For The Mornings Coffee Fails Us

  1. Spot on friend! Doesn’t see the beauty in the everyday ordinary change everything? It’s completely been my journey in recent years. Even blogged about the whisper 😉.

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