Lately, it seems I’ve been in one of those seasons that is mostly characterized by the routine of the everyday.
Oh, sure, I have a couple of trips planned for later this year, I’m doing my fair share of dreaming big (which if I’m being totally honest, still feels a little different and uncomfortable because I’ve always tended more towards the practical and logical side of, well, everything), and there are new things potentially surfacing in the distant horizon, but they’re not right around the corner. So I find myself doing life right now in the everydayness of it all.
It’s good. It’s full. It’s rich. It’s demanding.
It’s just the everyday.
But I want to be wildly, unashamedly, with-abandon passionate, faithful, and focused on the Lord in the midst of this.
Because this is real life. This is relationship. This is walking with Him, trusting Him, depending on Him even when it doesn’t always “feel” like I need Him. Because I do. Desperately. In each moment of the everyday.
And perhaps because of this particular season, when it comes to living this life worthy of my calling, I find myself in the middle of learning so much that serves as a constant reminder of how unfinished and how desperately-in-need-of-Him-each-moment I really am…
I’m learning to keep my eyes fixed on Christ … even though I’m really bad it.
I’m learning to live by the Spirit in each and every moment.
I’m learning to accept the grace upon grace that Christ so freely gives.
I’m learning to walk by faith and not by sight … even when my calendar is too full and I feel like I’m operating in survival mode.
I’m learning to ask God for big things according to His will.
I’m learning to see the beauty in the small things that I far too often overlook.
I’m learning to love well by allowing Christ to fill me, so that I can be emptied on others.
I’m learning to rest in the fullness of Christ rather than attempting perfection by my own strength.
And I’m learning to crave more of Jesus Christ above all else because He is the only One who truly satisfies.
“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
John 3:30 (ESV)