Saturday, 25 February 2017

Let me start by asking you this; what would you say makes a moment memorable?

I would define a memorable moment as witnessing or experiencing something that leaves a lasting impression.

I have had a few pretty memorable moments in my life; some pretty cool God moments and a whole heap of - if i'm completely honest - just plain stupid memorable moments with my friends. I've written about a lot of my favourite memorable moments on HERE, because when it comes to extraordinary moments I know that I for sure am always keen to share mine. But who isn't?

Memorable days are easy to remember because you experienced something out of your ordinary routine, something that left a lasting impression. You remember those extraordinary days, but how many of the "ordinary days" do you remember? The days where we sit at home and do nothing but watch TV or sit on facebook tagging our friends in memes or playing video games - the ordinary moments that we often refer to as "boring" in comparison to the memorable ones. We have a lot more ordinary days than extraordinary ones, thats a given. But who of you knows that you need those ordinary days, those boring days in order for the memorable ones to become extraordinary? If every single day were nothing but a series of extraordinary moments then you wouldn't remember the moments that are supposed to be just that - impacting and memorable.

Our God moments are the same. If we have a hectic God moment every single day, they would lose their impact. After a while you would start to become so used to them, you would start to recognise the same feelings and characteristics in them you wouldn't be in awe of it like you should be. You would be so accustomed to them that they would have no influence on you anymore. This is how God uses those boring days. We need them to make the big moments seem bigger and bolder. We need boring days and boring moments in order to leave space for God to bring us into memorable ones. He can then use them to have a big impact on our lives to help change perspectives and to give us stories we can share and pass onto others too.

Yes, you have boring days but that in NO way shape or form means that God is boring. You may feel like you've been holding out for God to answer your prayer or for him to bring peace or revelation to a situation that you are going through and feel like he isn't answering what you have been searching for. You might feel like he has just left you to dwell in a boring situation and he isn't bringing you one of the extraordinary moments BUT He is so the opposite of boring. He is just using the ordinary days and moments that you find yourself in to create a base for the moments that are the complete opposite.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 - He has made everything beautiful in it's time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 

God's timing is always perfect. He knows when to come and surround you in his presence when it will bring you the biggest impact. That might not be when you thought it would be or the way you though it would come but he does come right when you need those extraordinary and miraculous moments the most. Our ordinary days by far outweigh the miraculous ones but that doesn't mean that God isn't using the boring and ordinary ones just as much as he is the memorable ones.

It's just important that we remember to put our needs and our wants before God so that he can use them and choose the perfect moment to surround us in just what we need. If we don't come before God with these things he can't change our situation either. He's waiting for us to let him know what is going on in our worlds too.

XO, Danielle


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