A life lived simply is a beautiful life!
When we live a rushed, overscheduled, complicated life, we quickly become winded. Our lungs struggle to get a deep breath. We strain through the shallow pants.
But a simple life…the small life… allows us to breath deeply.
“Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” (Genesis 2:7)
God inspired Adam to live.
When we exhale, we die to ourselves. Then, we have the capacity to truly inhale and be inspired. In other words, in order to be inspired, you have to expire.
Like Adam the LORD has been inspiring me to live. He has been teaching me about living the small life and how that brings Him glory. Living each day…breathing in and out. Slowing down to take it all in.
I can hardly stand the beauty!
He has allowed me to be inspired by small glimpses of the whole…The awe-inspiring orchestra of life that, if we are too busy, we fail to perceive. Birds flying overhead at just the perfect time. The gush of a gentle breeze to blow my daughter’s hair just so. My heart nearly bursts!
I sit in a quiet corner of my favorite coffee shop with my earbuds plugged in to some worship music and I breathe deeply.
I witness the dance of people of all ages interacting in perfect time unbeknownst to the participants…
A father listening to the laughter of his four daughters. An elderly couple quietly reading their papers and sipping coffee. The young momma with her two toddlers who have the cutest milk mustaches you have ever seen. And the lonely man sitting beside me looking for someone to listen.
Everyone seems to move in perfect time to the soundtrack of the worship music that I am listening to. And then it occurs to me…the simple act of breaking bread together is worship before the King. It is His design. His children. And whether they acknowledge it or not they are living out of His abundant provision of health, food, happiness, fellowship.
He is present each morning to soak this in, and on this particular day He invited me to breathe it in and be inspired by His love. I can hardly stand the beauty!
The small life has great significance. Don’t miss it the invitation to be inspired!
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