Inner Renewal

dragonfly wings photo by Josh Scholten

…God’s attention is indeed fixed on the little things. But this is not because God is a great cosmic cop, eager to catch us in minor transgressions, but simply because God loves us–loves us so much that the divine presence is revealed even in the meaningless workings of daily life. It is in the ordinary, the here-and-now, that God asks us to recognize that the creation is indeed refreshed like dew-laden grass that is “renewed in the morning” or to put it in more personal and also theological terms, “our inner nature is being renewed everyday”.
~Kathleen Norris

It is easy to be ground to a pulp by the little things: waiting in line too long, an insistent alarm clock, a mouse (or more) in the house, a third head cold in less than a year.  The small things tend to add up to irritable annoyance and total inability to feel gratitude.

God is in the details, from the dew drop to tear drop and even to nose snot.  It is tempting instead to look past His ubiquitous presence in all things, to seek only the elegant grandeur of creation.   It isn’t all elegance from our limited perspective, but still, it is worthy of His divine attention.

The time has come to be refreshed and renewed in our inner being.
His care is revealed in the tiniest ways.
He has my attention.

photo by Josh Scholten

2 thoughts on “Inner Renewal

  1. I never thought I would ever be weary from having too much sunshine and no rain but I am …. I long for the rain … for the dew to be on the grass and for the moisture to be in the air … I long for the smoke to clear from the skies and the air to be easy to breath and to be able to go out and ride without dirt and dust and those tiny nats flying around … I am tired of watering the new little fir trees I planted last spring and I am waiting for God to send down the rain to stop the fires all over the state and the west coast … I need a renewal … of dewdrops .


  2. It’s amazing what God will use to get our attention! I’m so glad to be in the moment. I’m listening God, please find me worthy to use me today to bring you glory.


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