Life is made up of moments. There are moments that you remember because they were happy, or sad, or fearful, or good, or bad. We all have so many moments and memories that we remember. They can be simple things from childhood that we enjoyed. Or a really good day at work. A memory of something that you shared with someone you love. All kinds of things.
And then there are the moments that define us, because they impacted us so heavily. I have a handful of these moments. They are moments that cut me to my core or changed me in some way.
There was the moment that I saw the light catch the man I loved’s wedding ring for the first time after he got married to someone who wasn’t me. The moment that I sat in a waiting room absolutely terrified, not knowing what was going to happen but knowing that I was at the end of my rope and desperately needed help. The moment that God caught my attention and started me back toward the right path. The moment that music changed my life. The moment that I first set foot inside my current church.
Life brings many moments, some that just pass by and some that stand out. Every moment is not good, but I am thankful for every moment. And I am thankful for a God that chooses to be there for each of my moments.
This is one of my absolute favorite songs lately. It reminds me that my hope and trust are in God alone. No matter what is going on in my life, He already knows the outcome, and all I need to do is have faith.
I woke up in the middle of the night on Sunday, and found a thought in my head that I never would’ve thought of on my own. There was a little voice in my head, telling me to make a video about Jesus being the real super hero. All these thoughts came behind it- things to say, points to make, etc. I am not a video girl. That’s not something I would ever do. I tried to push it out of my mind, but the thoughts kept coming back on Monday. On my lunch break, I sat down, wrote out what I wanted to say in about 5 minutes- again, the thoughts just spilling out. I grabbed my phone and shot a video right then and there. I sent it to my friend April and wasn’t sure if I would do any more with it. Because again- posting a video of myself is so not me. Between her encouragement, and the little voice that kept telling me “I told you to make the video. I told you what you need to do. You need to do this”, I finally posted the video on Facebook this morning. I’m going to post a link to it here.
Jesus: The Real Super Hero
I honestly expected negative comments from some of my facebook friends, but not a single person has posted a negative comment, and it’s been around 10 hours since I’ve posted it. Someone actually asked me to make it public so they could share it, and a few others have shared it. I’ve had several likes and comments. They’re God’s words, not mine. But I’m excited, because maybe it will reach someone who needs it and make a difference for them.
It’s the little things in life that make life truly worth living. If you focus solely on the big things, most of your days will be wasted just waiting for something to be thankful for or happy about. For me, some of my favorite “little things” are coming home to my dog- she’s always SO excited to see me, and vice versa; bed time, when I can have some peace and quiet; and time spent at church because to me, it is the place where I am happiest and most at home. What are some of the little things that you love most?
I absolutely love For King and Country. I can’t get enough of them and am super excited for their upcoming album. There is so much depth to their music- and this is one of my favorite songs that I’ve heard off the new album: