I read something the other day that made me stop and think. Beth Moore wrote, “We tend to be most passionate about God when He is working wonders.”
I read the words and shook my head in agreement.
Looking back I can see where I’ve been guilty of this. I found myself on my knees and closer to God when He was shaking up my world. When I faced infertility, as He prepared to make me a mother through adoption, and as I wrote my book; praying it would be used for His glory.
Now I’m in a season where the most exciting part of my day can sometimes be a trip to Sonic for a Dr Pepper. There are dishes and dirty diapers. There is puke and the hard parts of parenting.
But I’m learning to stop and notice the wonder that He’s working around me; because it’s there.
I want my passion for God to shine in the midst of the mundane. Tweet This
I want to be driven to my knees by the simple things; not just the big stuff.
That’s why I’ve spent this year counting gifts. It’s a reminder that He is faithful and present in the everyday.
There is God-glory all around me.
He doesn’t just work wonders through adoption and book releases.
He works wonders when I take the time to pray a simple prayer with Jackson before breakfast.
He works wonders when I read to Jackson from his Bible (even if he’s not fully paying attention).
He works wonders when I write out a hundred verses on white notecards and pray them over my son.
He works wonders when Jackson and I dance in the kitchen to worship music.
He is working wonders in my heart.
Refining me. Striping away the selfishness and the pride. Working wonders in my heart so that I am a better reflection of Him.
John 5:17 says, My Father is always at his work to this very day and I, too, am working.
Beth Moore says, “No matter what is happening in your life or mine or the chaotic world around us, we can rest on at least one always. GOD IS AT WORK. Whether or not you see a hint of Him, you can always count on Him.”
He is working wonders in your life. It may not be the firework moments you wish for, but He is there. Pursue Him with passion, right where you are. He promises to finish the amazing work he began in you. (Philippians 1:6).
When’s a time in your life that you felt most passionate about God? How is He working wonders in your life today?
This post was written as a response to Holley Gerth’s Coffee for your Heart link up prompt: For more encouragement click here!