Often I use my morning devotion as my inspiration for my blog posts. Well, today is no different.
Savor: Living Abundantly Where You are, as You Are by Shauna Niequist is my current devotional. It is 365 days long and I started it back in May, so it’ll be with me for along time still.
I didn’t read it this weekend, because I was busy and I wasn’t thinking about it. So, this morning I read 3 of them to catch up. July 22nd found us with the topic “As Is”.
Shauna reflects on a time where she lived in an old house. She said that she would put her hands on the plaster walls or on the old floors and think thankful thoughts about them, even if they were scratched up and you could see the flaws she would be thankful for them.
It is her thought that God does the same thing to her. That God lays his hand on her head and heart and regardless of the flaws and insecurities he thinks thankful thoughts for her.
Here is a quote. “In my best moments, when I calm down and listen very closely. God says, “I didn’t ask you to become new and improved today. That wasn’t the goal. You were broken down and strange yesterday, and you still are today, and the only one freaked out about it is you.”
You are the only you. God created you in his image and he is thankful. We can return the favor by being thankful with him. As he slowly transforms us and challenges us in this life, he knows exactly what he is doing.