I spent today in Portstewart with a really amazing friend just hanging out, resting, enjoying each other’s company.

Blessed. That’s how I feel. Enjoying her company, rejoicing in God’s goodness in giving me her friendship. She challenges me a lot too!

Today she made this comment about noticing the little things. It made me realise that, in many instances, I don’t notice the little things anymore as much as I used to. Kinda made me sad. How many gifts does God send my way everyday that I miss?

Been reading John Ortberg’s book ‘God Is Closer Than You Think’ lately (needed something less academic for a few days!). He quotes a passage from a novel called ‘The Prince of Tides’ which I thought fitted in very well with this:

“I would like to have walked his world, thanking God for oysters and porpoises, praising God for birdsong and sheet lightning, seeing God reflected in pools of creek-water and the eyes of stray cats. I would like to have talked to yard dogs as if they were my friends and fellow travelers along the sun-tortured highways intoxicated with the love of God… I would like to have seen the whole world with eyes incapable of anything but wonder, and with a tongue fluent only in praise.”

I think this may be a point I need to work on a bit again! Becoming incapable of anything but wonder… how amazing would that be?

2 thoughts on “Blessed

  1. God is so absolutely amazing. We, as people, tend to miss the small blessings in life. I think it is somewat in our nature to take it for granted that the little things just happen. I love when God blesses me with something that may seem very small, but His unmeassurable awesomeness is poured through it. Take the time to smell the flowers…seriously.
    your brother in Christ, Shawn

  2. it is hard sometimes, the small things often escape our notice because they’re small and too easy to overlook. . God is in the small things as much as in the grand things.

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