It was different from what I’d imagined it would be. My mind naturally veers toward worst case scenarios, trained as I have been from childhood to live with a gloomy anticipation of doom, instead of a confident expectation of good things happening to me.
But here we were, together again after three long weeks apart, most of which my man had spent tilted toward the ground in a hospital bed, unable to focus on more than white ceiling tiles.
After his previous operation last June, he’d returned home in an ambulance, using a frame gripped in unsteady hands, supported by staff and barely able to walk at all.
Now he came home in a car, walked toward the house with merely a stick to strengthen his gait, smiling brightly and free from pain. It seemed like a mini miracle, if miracles are measurable at all.
A couple of days into our new ‘normal’ and I became wearier than before, flat-out with fatigue and seriously concerned I might lack the ability to help aid his recovery.
Then God whispered His counsel to my heart: “You’re not meant to live on adrenaline but on My grace within.”
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Of course, I sighed, that’s where all our Help comes from! Instead of trying to rely on my own meagre resources, the key thing is to depend on God’s unlimited supply. Instead of being fuelled by adrenaline and stress, I need to let go, let God and make sure I rest.
A better way to live
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Because we’re not meant to power on in our own limited way but to plug into God’s infinite power every single day. The Christian life is one of daily dependence on Christ.
It’s a life less ordinary in how it differs from expectation, and a life made extraordinary by God’s constant presence with us.
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A life less ordinary
We’re not meant to live on adrenaline but on God’s grace within.
We’re intended to live showered by His Love, instead of shattered by life’s flood.
We’re born to face each new day only by His mercy and grace.
We’re given God’s daily strength and rest for our weakness, pain, distress.
We’re recipients of perseverance and endurance—may they give us reassurance.
We’re not supposed to fall to pieces but to be made whole by God’s peace in us.
We’re blood-bought sons and daughters, who don’t live by should and ought to,
but by the rule of Him who shelters us under His wings.
Instead of allowing self to rule and reign, we bow to Jesus’ Name,
we seek God’s face and rest in His provision for our needs
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How is God speaking to you in the holy ordinary moments of your life? I’d love to hear in the comments below.