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How Does Jesus Meet Us in Our Everyday Lives?

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How Does Jesus Meet Us in Our Everyday Lives?

One of my favorite Bible stories is about Elijah hearing God. 1 Kings 19:11-13 says, “The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then, a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind, there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

We think of life as a series of high notes and low notes on a timeline, but God sees it all. Each day we are given is a chance to learn and grow closer to our Maker. Don’t miss his whisper. Let making the bed remind you of his faithfulness. Eating your breakfast tells of his provision. Thank him that his mercies are new every morning and each day has a purpose in God’s Kingdom. They all matter to him. Don't curse the simple moments; lean in, and you’ll hear that whisper of his gracious love for you.

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Amanda Idleman is a writer whose passion is to encourage others to live joyfully. She writes devotions for My Daily Bible Verse Devotional and Podcast, Crosswalk Couples Devotional, the Daily Devotional App, she has work published with Her View from Home, on the MOPS Blog, and is a regular contributor for Crosswalk.com. She has most recently published a devotional, Comfort: A 30 Day Devotional Exploring God's Heart of Love for Mommas. You can find out more about Amanda on her Facebook Page or follow her on Instagram.

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