Welcome, Ordinary October!
During the month of September God asked me to do something bold. He asked me to stop seeking Him in the big moments, and learn to find Him in the small, everyday moments of life. The ordinary, if you will.
So I did.
Perhaps one of the most challenging months of my life, I have been learning to stop looking for revelations in big, ground shaking moments. But instead being like Elijah in the cave and hearing His whisper even though I know He can move mountains, too. I can tell you first hand that September was a life-changing month, and it sparked something within me I had to share. When I intentionally stopped looking for the grandeur things of God, I found a kind, good God who just really loves me. He loves me on the bad days, and He loves me on the good days. He sees the hurt at the moment and He brings an unbelievable amount of joy every day. Looking back to September 1 I see His hand working in the intricate details of life. He is there, friend. I’ve talked so much about just worshiping Him where you are in September, and I truly mean it. He is in the car ride to Target, in the cubicle at the office, and even there while laundry is being folded.
I’ve been a Christian for a long time and I can confidently say that out of those years, the last 30-days have been some of the deepest and most honest moments with God. And I simply haven’t had enough. When you taste and see God, it puts a whole new hunger within you, and that is exactly what has been stirred up within me. Just when you think He can’t get better, He does.
So I’m stepping out from behind the curtain today, to invite you into what I thought was only a personal thing. But I’ve realized over the last few days that this is for you, too. It will take some effort on your part, but it will be life-changing. I promise.
I’m walking alongside you every day, doing this thing again and knowing it is worth it. This month we are going to see a very real Jesus in a new way. The depths of who He is will never be known, but that doesn’t mean we can’t experience another layer of His heart. Ordinary October will be anything but ordinary!
So, how do you join in and follow along?
It’s simple. This month isn’t about the big revelations, though there might be some of those too. It’s about the little. It’s about the ordinary. One time God showed Himself to me while picking out a birthday card in Target, so I’m sure He’s in your places too. Every morning I pray, “God show yourself to me in a real way. Meet me here in the middle of my life, and let me see you in the ordinary. Don’t let me miss it.” Then when I’ve seen Him that day, I write it down. You can use a pen and paper, or simply take a note on your phone. However you decide, just write it down. It might be a paragraph or it might be a word. No matter what it looks like or sounds like, it’s a testimony to His faithfulness.
I’m so happy for you to join me! Follow along with me on Facebook (@DroppingUmbrellas) and Instagram (@DroppingUmbrellas)!
Happy Harvest, friends!