Living in Faith, Monday Motivation, Scripture verses

Monday motivation: Finding God in the everyday things

We expect to find God in the celebratory places, the hard places, the “big” places of life. But He’s also right there in the middle of all the other regular world things: grocery shopping and laundry folding and driving to work.

I love this quote from Lysa TerKeurst of Proverbs 31 Ministries — a reminder that God is in the little things, too. Once we start paying attention, start looking for Him in the little things, we remember that everything that surrounds us is His and that because it is His, it is holy.

For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. (Hebrews 3:4)

And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:17)

This week I want to find God in the small, regular places instead of just the big ones. I hope you can find Him there, too.

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Monday motivation: It’s never too late

Here’s a nice thought to start our Monday: It is never too late to be what you might have been.

Every day is a new day, and a new chance to start over or at least take a step — even if it’s only a really small one — in the direction of our dreams. God wants good things for us and plants beautiful dreams in our hearts. He is continually making us new and helping us get closer to being the person He wants us to be, closer to seeing the dreams He gives us become reality.

Every moment of every day brings a fresh beginning. Here’s to remembering that as we step into this new week.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16)

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Monday Motivation

Monday motivation: Find the gift in today

Need a positive thought to start the week? Yeah, me too! A bit of Monday motivation is never a bad thing in my book.

I’ve enjoyed collecting quotes for years — inspirational quotes, book quotes, motivational quotes. And what better time to share one than a Monday morning, especially when it’s paired with a Bible verse to help anchor it?

“Every day is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” How many times have you heard that? Probably too many to count, like me. What I like about today’s quote is that it acknowledges our responsibility in accepting that gift.

“Untie the ribbons.” A gift is useless until we open it for ourselves. Most of us don’t hesitate to rip through the paper and ribbons of a gift someone hands us. But the intangible gift that’s given to us each morning? That can be easier to overlook in the midst of all the other things of the day.

I also like the reminder that each day has its own gifts. No two days are the same but they all have gifts waiting for us, if we’ll just look for them.

This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Psalm 118:24