Thursday, September 23, 2010

An ordinary or extraordinary Thursday?

I must confess, although I adore being at home with my children, I am beginning to go a little stir crazy.  You can only have so many intelligent conversations with a 3 year old and a 7 week old.  I miss people!  Never thought I'd say it because I am not a people person.  My mother says that I go out of  my way to avoid speaking to people when I see them in public...OK so I used to do that but haven't in years!
Hence, the online communication with adults...never thought I'd be a blogger, but the need for adult interaction over ran my senses and here I am! 
As I got up this morning, it was like any other Thursday...everyone running late, kid's wouldn't eat, Zach wondering around like a zombie (because he wouldn't go to sleep the night before), Charlie crying to be fed in the midst of it all...a regular zoo.  A normal morning at our house.  But upon more thought it really is an extraordinary morning at the Morrison household.  Why?  Well, let me tell you.
#1-the fact that there are 3 boys in the house on a given morning- we weren't supposed to have children or at least that's what the doctor said.  It is an extraordinary blessing that my boys are here to make my morning hectic!
#2-the fact that we have food for them to not want to eat- I've been out of work for 6 weeks and not once has Jon been without work (he's self-employed).  We've not missed a single bill or been hungry.
#3-the fact that I'm able to sit in my house and blog/surf the internet- I could be living in some third world country where every minute is a struggle for survival.  But God saw fit for me to be born and live in a country of freedom and privilege (right now anyway).
#4-the fact that I have been saved by a Redeemer when I didn't deserve it-this is what makes today and everyday extraordinary!  I am loved by a Savior who is like none other.  I am blessed with every spiritual blessing under the heavens.  I am honored to be chosen by Him to be His servant on this planet.  He is my friend, comforter, confidant, provider...what more could I ask for!  I am thankful that everyday is an extraordinary day because of Him and His love and blessings on my life.  Even if my "normal" day turns out to be anything but normal, He is still my constant source of strength. 
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us,"  Ephesians 3:20


AveryHome said...

I'd say it's an ordinary Thursday, that you made super extraordinary by seeing God all over it. What beautiful blessings He's given to you! I need to take another look at my Thursday :)

Jess said...

Hmmmm...looking at the ordinary with grateful eyes! I needed this reminder. Have been a tad depressed about my upcoming surgery. But if I take control of my thinking by taking every thought captive to Christ I'll face it just fine.