G.K. Chesterton penned down the words, “…God is strong enough to exult in monotony.”
I often find myself thinking about those words… Especially on Sunday nights. Why? Because Monday is coming. Monotony is coming. Waking up every morning for the next five days to (inner-cringe at these words) lists of tasks needing to be done (even bigger inner-cringe at this thought) in an allotted amount of time…
Oh… You can ask my hubby… The whole idea of a “schedule” is like a needle to my free floating happy balloon.
And then I think of that quote… About God “exulting” in monotony… That is inspiring. Truly, the entire universe is all operating in incredible monotony, sunrise after sunrise appearing in glorious light. And it makes me consider that yes- it is possible to exult in monotony. To shine every single day and to shine (yet another cringe for this late night mama)- in the morning.
(I know some of you morning people have no idea what that was cringe was for.)
It is possible to shine every day and to exult in the monotony.
But for me, that it is going to take the Spirit of God, no doubt. Perhaps for you too.
I pray that you and I get excited about this next week. That, like a child being thrown up into the air by his father’s arms, we begin to feel the arms of God helping lift us up out of our beds every morning- tossing us up and out into the tasks ahead of us- even those things that seem so out of our own reach and ability.
“Again! Again!” May we be able to have that kind of child-like joy for tomorrow as we lay our heads to sleep tonight.
Yes, Monday is coming. Monotony is coming. And the spirit of God in-dwelling in you makes YOU strong enough to exult in the monotony ahead. Shine bright friends.