This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.”
Isaiah 43:21 KJV
I was reading a devotional (I forget which day it was) and after reading it, I just felt amazed. Sometimes, we are so busy with our lives and distractions, we just forget that God really is good all the time. The service that I went to this past Sunday also reinforced those thoughts that I had. We get bogged down with complaining about everything that we never take the chance to just relish all the small and daily miracles that God gives. It rained for two days this weekend and I’m sure everyone, including me, was complaining, and saying…enough of the rain. Then, I was watching the weather and the meteorologists was reporting how much we needed the rain.
I know that sometimes we are just so focused on our lives, and the issues that we are having within them, it is hard to lift our head and minds out of the fog and look at the big picture. So, this post was my reflection to God on his small mercies that I take for granted. Small mercies such as, having a car, having a working car, having a few days of 60-degree weather in the middle of winter, waking up excited about the work that I am doing, and the list goes on and on.
These thoughts were especially on my mind as Lent started today (February 14th). I have seen a lot of the posts on social media that are either using Lent as a joke or social media trend and that just really me of the importance of remembering why we celebrate these holidays in the first place.Can you see small mercies that He has done for you daily in your own lives? Take sometime and think about it. Click To Tweet
Throughout my own spiritual journey, in the last couple of years, I have started fasting as a way to get closer to God. This year, I joined a church (Travelers Fellowship Community Church) and they are doing a 40 day Fast and so I decided to participate. Today is day 1, so this will be a new experience for me. Along with all the things I wanted to pray about, my most basic thought as I approach this Lenten season is just one of wonder as I think about what Jesus went through and what this season leads up to. I just can’t help but feel humble and grateful and feel that it is only right that this season be used to show God appreciation for how great and wonderful he truly is. I am sure I will be posting some more pieces on this experience. Stay Tuned!