I just began reading a new book yesterday and can already tell that it is going to speak volumes into my soul. Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman is a book all about small-moment living in a fast-moving world.
It seems the older I get, the years keep flying by faster. I find myself wanting time to stand still so that I don’t miss any of the special moments.
I only got through the Introduction of Simply Tuesday, and already highlighted several passages. I wanted to share them with you…
“These regular tasks are the unlikely portals into the kingdom of God, and the goal isn’t to get them aside but to recognize Christ with us in the midst of them.”
Isn’t this so true? We are so eager to get through our tasks for the day that we fail to recognize Christ with us in the midst of it all. I want to live slow — savoring each moment, and allowing myself to see Christ right where I’m at.
“The deepest need of my soul isn’t a personal organizer or an empty inbox. The deepest need of my soul is Christ. But the problem is, I often forget where to find him.”
We do tend to try to fill our souls with being organized or getting things done, when our greatest need is Christ. I want to find Him in each moment of the day…and not forget.
“What if we stopped asking God for big ways to serve Him and started walking with our friend Jesus into the next simple moment in front of us?”
As a stay-at-home mom, sometimes I feel that the many tasks I perform each day don’t amount to much. But that is so wrong! God can use me in big ways right in my own home, doing those simple things that are right in front of me.
“If the work we do on Tuesday doesn’t feel important, we’ll find ourselves slaves to comparison, forgetting compassion.”
There is so much in this statement! If we don’t see our “work” for what it is — God’s special calling on our lives — we will not be content, begin comparing our lives to others, and forget to love those we are serving. We will be so wrapped up in the “if only’s” that we will fail to truly love.
Again, these are just some quotes and my thoughts from the Introduction of Simply Tuesday. I can’t wait to dig into the rest of the book this week. I know the Lord is going to use it to slow me down and savor the simple moments.
How about you? Do you need this reminder right now?