Day 25, 26 & 27: Enjoying The Little Things

Boredom struck yesterday and I spent the day working out and making Tik Tok videos ha!  Before I knew it, the day had come and gone.  We truly enjoyed the beautiful day and ended the night with a fire.  We are so thankful that even in the midst of chaos, God gives us such beautiful days and allows us to enjoy ourselves.  Don’t let this time pass by without enjoying the world right under your nose.  Embrace it, enjoy it and live each day to the fullest.  Not every day is going to be great, I can promise you that.  We’ve had some rough ones around here.  But aren’t you glad that every day is a new day?!

This morning I found myself in the book of Psalms.  After reading a couple, I went back to Psalm 91.  It talks about God being our refuge and our fortress, our God in whom we trust.  This chapter has such a comforting message and it reminds us that God protects us from harm.

(You can read Chapter 91 here)

When we make the Lord our dwelling place we can have peace and comfort in knowing that He is our protector.  Verses 10-11 say,

“no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.  For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” 

This season is teaching me to depend on God for everything in my life right now.  Every morning when I wake up, I place the day in His hands.  I trust that He will provide for us each day and that in His time, all this will be over.

I am believing that we will all come out of this better than we were before.  What will that look like?  We don’t know, but I know that He does.  And I force myself to rest in that truth.  God truly holds our future, why do we fear?  Why do we worry?

I know that is easier said than done, but I want to encourage you this weekend to rest in God by enjoying the little things around you.  Go for a walk or run, talk to your neighbors, facetime a friend, read a book, let your kids run wild (haha…jk…maybe) and enjoy yourself.  God wants us to live life to the fullest by resting in His promises that He has our life in His hands.  Why should we fear?

I love how chapter 91 ends.  Verses 14-16 say,

“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.  When he calls to me, I will answer him.  I will rescue him and honor him.  With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Holding fast means to hold your position or hold your gaze.  It makes me think of God saying, “stay with me, don’t take your eyes off of me.  I’ve got you.” 

This life is hard even when we aren’t in quarantine!  But we aren’t in this life alone.  Don’t take your eyes off of Him.  When life feels too much to bear, remind yourself of this Psalm and dwell in the shelter of the Most High.

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