Loving God in the little things

Wash, dry, fold, put away, repeat

There are weeks for me when writing doesn’t take center stage. In fact, it’s hard to even find the stage under the piles of laundry, dirty dishes and a myriad other responsibilities crowding in on my attention.

So, now that it’s Thursday, in the midst of a million other things I could and should be doing, I’m jumping on the blog because maybe your week has been much like mine.

The other day as I was folding a load of laundry that had been sitting in a basket for an undisclosed amount of days (sound familiar??), God gave me a dash of encouragement. Doing the little things God has given me is a way I can show love to Him. Sure, I’m folding laundry and picking up toys and loading and reloading the dishwasher again because that’s just what needs to be done for my family and my sanity. But, I’m also loving God in the midst of it. He gave me the most wonderful husband and blessed us with two amazing kids, and our home and ministries and a host of opportunities to serve God and love people. When I take care of what He has given me and work hard for His Kingdom, even the small ways, I am pleasing my Heavenly Father. He notices and cares about what others may take for granted.

Whatever work you do, do it with all your heart. Do it for the Lord and not for men.
– Colossians 3:23

Some days may seem more overloaded than others. Life’s responsibilities can be exhausting, frustrating and sometimes monotonous. Often our proverbial plates are stacked so high we can’t see around it for perspective.

Take a moment and be thankful. God gives much to those He believes are capable.

He believes in you, and me.

Let’s honor Him today with our effort.

Just because He can

Every day is such a blessing from the Lord, but there are some days He just blows you away with His goodness, just because He can.

We own this, as of today!!

Today, we became first-time homeowners. We went to the local law office, wrote our full signatures in fancy cursive repeatedly for about an hour, and came home with sweet gifts for the kids from our thoughtful real estate broker and a load of paperwork for filing purposes. The deal is done, and we are now the proud owners of an amazing home nestled in the woods off a dirt road.

I came home thinking I need to believe God for so much more than I do.

That was confirmed a few hours later in a form of a dropped call.

At our new home, the cell phone carrier we now have is dismal at best. We have been going back and forth about what to do, and the other day I had a lengthy and animated conversation with a technical support person about what options we have. Later this afternoon I received a follow-up phone call from another representative. As I was explaining that their proposed solution wouldn’t work in our new home, the call was literally dropped due to poor reception! I quickly called back the number, thinking I would have to go through an automated service to get back to where I was, but it was a direct line, which never happens with phone companies. The representative apologized for the dropped call, listened to my concerns and agreed that there was nothing more they could do. Then he offered to end our contract and waive all penalty fees!!

The moment the call ended, I began praising my God out loud! I couldn’t believe it! God is amazing!!

God had already blessed us so richly today in bringing us through the last phase of officially owning our own home. But, He didn’t stop there.

He kept rolling out the blessings, not because we deserved it, but just because He could.

I just love God. 🙂