Finding Christ in Ordinary Things

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I’ve been living by the quote, “it’s the little things in life that make life big.” By doing so, I have been looking for beauty in everything i come across. After all, God did create everything perfectly. I think that once we are able to seek God in small things, it will be easier for us to seek Him in everyday life situations and even bad situations. So, here is a list of a few things that I have found God in, just within this past weekend.

1. Nature: soak it up. we live on an astonishing earth, and all glory goes to our Creator. go outside, breathe the fresh air, ride around with your windows down and turn the radio up. i’ve still yet to figure out how anyone can say there’s not a God after walking this earth.

2. Candles: Feeling stressed? Light a candle, open your bible, and talk to God.

3. Bubble Baths: When i take bubble baths (which is almost every night), I read. My parents were happy about only one thing when i moved out: their water bill being wayyyyy cheaper. I just finished three books, all of which i highly recommend:
–“What Happens When Women Say Yes to God: Experiencing Life in Extraordinary Ways by Lysa Terkeurst
–“Calm My Anxious Heart” by Linda Dillow
–Emotional Purity: An Affair of the Heart by Heather Arnel Paulsen

4. Friends: Well that seems really obvious, huh? But really, build Godly relationships. There’s nothing better than being able to consult with other people about their journey with Christ. It’s amazing what you can learn in a 5 minute conversation with a friend, or better yet, a stranger!

5. Children: I work two jobs where I am surrounded by children. I tutor children of all ages, and i teach sunday school each week. I’ve learned a lot about Christ and about myself by being in the presence of children. Matthew 18:3 says, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” wow. I didn’t even know about this verse until this weekend when my friend told me that we must have faith like a child. You may wonder what does this mean? And, the way i interpret it is that children are innocent. Children are not capable of understanding the sin behind wealth, self-pride, envy, sex, etc.

6. Flowers: Go to the farmer’s market each weekend, or even find a wild field of flowers. Pick them, and put them in a vase on your counter. They’re beautiful. They light up the room. And, they smell good. God gave us 5 senses for a reason!

These are just a few things that I am surrounded by every day, and that i am able to seek God’s face in. Your list might look different, but i encourage you to make a list of your own and start looking for Christ in things you wouldn’t normally expect to find Him in.

with much love,
Hayden

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