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Being Intentional When Life Gets Mundane.

This was a post I wrote about a year ago when I did a Proverbs 31 Bible study on What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa Terkeurst.. I highly recommend the book.

Today is the Blog Hop I’ve been so excited about! So excited that I started this blog!! For the Blog Hop we are to write about one of the topics that are given to us through the Online Bible Study. The one I chose asks the questions:

What are some action steps you can take each day to become more aware of God’s presence?  How can you intentionally pursue God even in the middle of “life’s mundane activities”?  (Oh, how I struggle with that!)

The very first thing I can do each day to become more aware of God’s presence is to pray. I can pray in bed before my feet even hit the floor for God to help me become more aware of His presence.

Also, I have to keep myself in God’s word to be able to discern His presence in my life. If I do not know His word, then I will not know His will and I will not be able to be aware of His presence.  When I have hard decisions to make or the daily tasks I have to complete I must remember to be intentional and to be aware of His presence.  I am to glorify God in all that I do.

Sometimes my daily activities do become mundane, but if I keep myself in God’s word, whether it is in the Bible, at church, in a book (like the awesome one I’m reading now, “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God”), or with Christian music, it helps me to be able to do those mundane activities with a purpose.

For example, if my child wants a snack AGAIN for the fifth time today, it makes it easier for me to happily get off of my comfortable couch and get them a snack. If I am surrounding my self with God’s word it makes it easier for me to do because I know that God tells me to do everything without complaining. He tells me to treat others as more important than myself and His word tells me that He opposes the proud, but favors the humble. And ultimately everything I do is suppose to be done to glorify God even if it is something as simple as happily getting my child a snack, AGAIN.

If I haven’t been in God’s word, Oh how easy it is for me to groan and complain all the way to the kitchen about how these kids want to eat all the time and how they always want something when I’m trying to rest for 5 minutes!  So, whether it’s fixing snacks, doing laundry or sweeping the floor, I have to keep saying “Yes” to God and do everything I do to glorify Him.

Verses to meditate on:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your strength.”  Deuteronomy 6:5

“Let your light shine before others so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.”  Matthew 5:16

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