I think it is safe to say many of us know what happened next, if you don’t or want to read for yourself, you can find “the rest of the story” here. Young David, took his slingshot and slew the giant…with an ordinary stone. Not a hand grenade. Not a rocket launcher. Not a sword. Just a stone. A stone from the stream. I think there is a lesson for me here. How much in my ordinary life do I overlook because it is ORDINARY? This can’t be useful to God, because it is ordinary, normal, everyday stuff. No, to be useful to Him I have I need something BIG. Something eye-catching. Something GREAT! Or do I? David used a stone. How many stones do I overlook in my day? Far too many I am afraid. Max Lucado said it very well.
The ordinary. The everyday. The people I meet. The chores I do (or don’t do). The things that seem common, normal, ho-hum…God can use them all, if I let Him…if I let Him use me.
Lord, please help me let you use me. Help me to not overlook the normal, everyday things in life. Help me to recognize the ordinary as gifts from you and help me to open my eyes to see you in everything.
Here is a sunrise picture John took this past weekend. He actually took quite a few that morning and they are all beautiful.
Wow! That picture is amazing.
You are so correct…God can use us in all circumstances…praying that we will all be obedient and allow Him to use us to His glory!
Mary, so true what we miss each day. I was driving today, naming the things I was seeing before me. Thanks for the reminder! I've been missing my visits, sorry I have not been by.
Hi Mary! I was wondering if your place in Colorado is available at the end of June? If so, could you email me some info. I'd really appreciate it!! Thanks, Wendy
It is sweet to love the ordinary, isn't it?
So so true – Our Lord has used so many more ordinary people than the BIG ones, he was ordinary when he was walking the earth – nothing special to the eye – and his message special not because of great oratory I suspect – but because of it's truth. Although I think he was probably a pretty good speaker. God bless and keep you and each and every one of yours. These were good, really good words Mary. Thank you.
I am popping over from Gg – Notes on the Journey to say thanks from the bottom of my heart for your recent support during my dad's open heart surgery. He is doing so well.
Over 60 comments with prayers and well wishes, including yours. Such sweetness. It helped me not feel quite so alone, having recently moved to Chicago.