Happy Valentines Day my friends. Its been a while...but here I am...still going strong. Day in and day out, so many things to do, to see, to say, to be...not enough hours, not enough time, yet still going. Sometimes I feel literally like a zombie, not the eating your brains part, but the walking with my arms out, going thru the motions...same things, different days. I believe this is what we could consider to be "the mundane" right?
YET, God calls us to the mundane...the dishes, the chores, the bills, the kids, all the things that seem so ordinary, yet to Him, so extraordinary. He calls us to glorify Him, even in the zombie walking...and really, this is not easy, mundane, is not easy. Its exhausting, boring, relentless and that is where my mind has been. In the mundane.
How does one glorify God with washing the "didnt turn out good" meatloaf dishes, or when they are cleaning the urine off the bathroom floor for the fourth time in a day or when yelling at the kids for the non stop fighting? I am not sure. But one thing I am sure of... it is easier to glorify Him in these 'mundane', zombie like situations by listening to some good worship music. Songs that bring life to the words read in the Bible. Songs that force your mind to remind you of the positives. Songs that make the little hairs on your arms stand because you feel so connected to the words they are singing, you feel the truth wrap you up like your mom used to when you were little. When life made sense. When life was easy. Not mundane. Not ugly. Not miserable. Not SO freaking hard. Songs that you have no doubt in your mind God placed in the speaker at just that moment, just for your ears to hear. These songs. This worship music. Is how I get thru the mundane, the not so mundane and the life altering, heart breaking, earth shattering mundane. Worship music is honestly, how I survive the days of mundane and how I become human again.
So today, on this "love" day, to me just another day of mundane...instead of sharing about all my heartbreak over the past two weeks with Duchenne, I am simply going to share with you all one amazing worship song I have had on repeat, soaking up the words and the truths, trying to face my days with more love and less Duchenne.
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”