Last Friday, I hopped in my car and buzzed down our street off to run errands.
My mind flooded with what I needed to get done that day, the grocery list, and a full inbox waiting for me on my computer. I was feeling overwhelmed by all the to-dos I had to check off.
As I was driving, a brown, furry friend sauntered in the middle of the street.
I brought my car to a stop in front of Mr. Deer, but my frustration fumed. He was moving so slowly. He refused to get out of my way. I honked and inched forward, begging the little guy to move his tail. Didn’t he know I was in a hurry?
He looked up at me, frozen directly in front of my car. And as if on cue, a dozen of Mr. Deer’s friends plodded their way in the middle of the street. Right. In front. Of me.
Just as my impatience boiled up, I heard a familiar God-whisper:
Notice the beauty all around you.
Celebrate my gifts to you today.
Drink in the wonder.
My impatience and frustration quickly melted as I made the decision to #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK. To see and savor the wonder of God all around—even in the mundane. [Tweet this] Mr. Deer wasn’t an adversary anymore, but a gift to be remembered. A reminder to slow down and rest in the wonder of God.
Slowing down didn’t mean I got less done that day, but instead of focusing my attention on my checklist and endless errands, I set my eyes on the wonder of God all around. The cloud formations. Hershey’s sweet cuddles. The gift of friendship. Instead of finding myself stressed and overwhelmed, the more I looked for God’s wonder, the more peace reigned in my heart.
Today, join me as we slow life’s pace. As you run errands, check chores off your to-do list, or empty your inbox, will you look for God to meet you? [Tweet this] Will you choose to #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK by the gifts of God all around?
OH! Can I offer a free gift to help you see and savor the wonder every day?
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