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Friday, October 14, 2011

Everyday Moments

She stands tall on tippy toes with her hands raised high to the sky twirling down every isle for all eyes to see. My three old ballerina dances steps in front of me.
I pick out our favorite clusters of oats with tastes of honey and turn to her and warn her that she might get dizzy. She giggles as she falls to the ground. Not a care in the world just me, a shopping cart and my two little girls.

The other lays sound asleep in her car seat only five months old. In the beginning stages of exploring this world and at 30 I can say, I am too.
We make our way past the vegetable oil, spices and cake mixes. I notice my ballerina no longer spinning in circles instead she is holding a large pack of flour. I tell her we really don't need it as I place it back on the shelf. She promptly crosses her arms, presses her lips tight and stomps loudly through the store.

I watch her and feel relieved for this is a small victory. Gone are the days of falling out on the ground, crying alligator tears and raising her voice loud for all to hear. A small victory today as she stomps away.

Twenty minutes later and the shopping cart is full. I grab some last minute items rechecking our list. She smiles and says, "Thank you mommy" as I place fruit in the cart.
I pause, I see Him. He stands within each step I take, lacing together each victory I see Him today.

We make our way to the slow moving line and its then I realize so much life is done in this store. So many stories are formed in these isles. I imagine Him standing right next to me, watching me and my girls guiding as life unfolds.
We exchange silent words waiting in line. I thank Him for these moments and He says He is proud of me.

We make our way through the line and out of the store. With my girls buckled tight and groceries in the back I begin see Him and how He is intertwined in my life. I see Him in everyday moments.

So often I get tripped up in wanting an amazing miracle a great move of God that I forget He walks with me through isles, guides me as I parent and blesses me. These everyday moments are the miracles I have craved.

I release a small sigh of relief as look in my review at my ballerina looking back at me. She forms a big smile revealing one dimple while her small voice speaks of her love for me.

My heart melts as He wraps His arms around me. I marinade in the moment before moving the car in reverse. Jesus is with us every day, in every moment and every step along the way.

Have you stopped to see Him today?
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Blessings always,

10 comments:

  1. Bless you sweet one. This is Denise, from shortybearsplace.

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  2. With such beautiful writing, you've walked me, step by step, through these concentated moments of holy abiding. I love your picture of marinading in a moment.

    It's a good metaphor. It's something that takes a long time to get the flavor soaked in. But the soaking prepares us to taste divine moments -- instead of the cheap, microwaved moments that we make on our own.

    Very glad to find your post last night. Many marinaded blessings to you!

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  3. beautiful Misty.....hope you're overwhelmed with His love today.

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  4. This is beautiful Misty - beautifully written from your dear heart. It is a blessing to have "eyes to see" - to know He is there in every little moment.

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  5. I "marinated" in your words. I long for the "big" moments, forgetting that each step is a small moment that makes up life. The dishes, the sweeping, and yes, the grocery shopping...He is there. Your beautiful words stopped me for a bit so I could thank God for the moments -- and for you, I thanked Him for your willingness to share truth.

    Blessings,
    Pamela

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  6. It is beautiful when we see God in our everyday moments! He is with us every moment...we just need to look and see.

    Blessings to you and your girls!

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  7. He is always there, just a breath away! Good shopping trip today!

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  8. What beautiful insight. We definitely need to look for Him in our every day life, because certainly that is where He is to be found.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  9. Hi Misty - I love the reminder that God is in the everyday moments. God bless and hope you have an awesome week ahead.
    Tracy

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  10. Love this, Misty! Life is in the moments. We forget that so often. We are too busy to realize. I would love if you could link this up to the Living In The Moment link up on my blog today. I would love my readers to hear this!!!

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