Do you ever feel like you get stuck on the treadmill of life, doing the same thing day-in and day-out? I remember when I was in college and the days all seemed to flow together during the semester: class, eat, study, sleep (a little), repeat. Or when our son was born and the days flowed together in endless diapers and feedings, combined with a lack of sleep. And even now with marriage, parenting, work, planning meals, helping with homework, keeping the household running...if I’m not careful, the days can blindly run together and I let the whispers of God’s love slip through my fingers like sand through an hourglass.
So how do we open our eyes to God’s love in the everyday mundane? There are many ways that God shows us His love on a daily basis.
If you are struggling to find His love right now, hopefully this list will open your eyes to God’s showering of love on you.
1. Experience God’s love through his creation.
Psalm 96:11-12 says, “Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” As I write this, I am sitting on my back porch on a gorgeous winter day. The sun is warm, the birds are singing, and my dog is soaking up her Vitamin D. God’s love is reflected through everything I am sensing. Psalm 33:5 tells us that “the earth is full of his unfailing love.” His creation points to Him. Take time in your mundane days to see the beauty around you. If you can see God’s love to you through His creation, it can fill your heart with praise for your Creator.
2. Experience God’s love through the Bible.
Scripture admonishes us with, “Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.” (Psalm 126:36) His steadfast love for us is firm and unwavering. It is not merited upon our performance. He does not look at us and think, “Oh, she messed up again. I will only love her a little bit today.” No! Scripture continually proclaims that God’s love is devoted, faithful, and enduring. The love that He promises us in heaven is the same constant love that He gives us today.
Psalm 86:15 says, “But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” He pursues us with His love no matter what season of life we are in. He pursues us in the boring mundane, chaotic mundane, lonely mundane, and hurting mundane. Whatever season you are in, keep your eyes open to where He is revealing His love for you in Scripture.
Zephaniah 3:17 tells us, “The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save you; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” This verse creates such a stunning word picture. I’m not sure what you picture when you read this verse, but I see God holding me in the comfort of His arms to quiet my soul. There is no place I would rather be during the mundane days than held by my Savior.
3. Experience God’s love through your community.
My husband, Jason, and I attended a conference this past weekend where we were challenged to be intentional with who we allow into our inner circle of influence. We all have different spheres of influence where we influence others (which is a much larger sphere), whether in business, family, parenting, etc. But, the challenge was to be intentional with who we let influence us in our daily lives. If you are meticulous in your choices, then you will have the ability to see God’s love reflected in those with which you live life the closest.
Proverbs 27:17 states, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” If you are struggling to find God’s love in your life, seek relationships that will point you to God’s love. Allow others in your biblical community to help you find God’s moving in your life. Through those relationships, you have the ability to find long-lasting relationships that will lead you to God in good times and in bad. His love is always present. We just need to open our eyes and find it in our mundane days.
Once our eyes are opened to the love that God showers on us, we then need to abide in His love daily. John 15:9-10 referred to this when it said, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.” The original word Jesus used for abide means to remain and not to depart, to continue to be present, to remain as one. Or, as the Message Bible says, “Make yourselves at home in my love.”
To truly experience God’s love in our everyday lives, we must be making ourselves at home in Him, intentionally remaining connected to Christ by regularly remaining in God’s Word and not departing from His teaching,
May we open our eyes daily to the steadfast love God is showing us and choose to abide in that constant, unwavering love. When we do, we will find the Magnificent in our everyday mundane.
Meet the Author!
Kim Arnold has been a church member of Council Road Baptist Church for nearly 25 years. She teaches private piano lessons in her studio and at Mid-America Christian University. Her passion lies in training up the next generation of worship leaders. Kim and her husband Jason have been married for 17 years and have a 12-year old son, Nolan.