Do you find yourself struggling through your daily routine? Or questioning the hum-drum path of your life? Maybe you even find yourself asking, “who cares?”
Taking this Summer of 7 journey has not been the “fun summer experiment” I thought it would be. NO, it’s been a constant reminder of just what a self-centered brat I am. Totally not a cool thought to have about yourself.
As I rolled into week 2 of Summer of 7, which is 7 items of clothing for 7 days, I was pumped. Excited my 7 items were all washed and fresh smelling, I went to bed with anticipation in my mind. Anticipation of what God would reveal. He was clearly breaking my heart. And I’m hoping clarity comes after what He stirred during my 7 days of 7 foods.
Before I knew it the alarm was sounding and it was time to get a move on. Going through my usual morning routine, I finally ended up in my closet ready to select my first outfit for the week.
I stood there amazed.
Amazed at what a good selection I had picked for only 7 items. NOT!
Amazed at my eagerness to dress and get to my appointment. NOT!
Amazed that I was staring at these 7 items of clean clothing with a bad attitude. YEP!
Amazed that I was so self-centered I was ready to call this whole experiment off. YEP!
As I stood there with tears stinging my eyes, all I could think was “WHO CARES!”
Who cares if I complete this experiment?
Who cares if I cheat and pick a different shirt for today, making it 8 items?
Who cares that I’m greedy and have a huge closet full of clothes?
Who cares that I’m a spoiled-brat and I’m having a tantrum over what I can not wear?
The Lord snatched me out of that pity-party with the sweet words to my heart, “I care!”
My pathetic soul needed those comforting words that first morning. I dried my eyes, reached for that fresh clean black t-shirt, jeans, and my tennis shoes. I was thoughtfully affirming myself while dressing I can do this because God cares. I can do this because God cares. Even if no one else cares, God cares.
Is your soul there today? Are you going through the motions of life, but left wondering WHO CARES?
Hear those precious sweet soul-soothing words God spoke to me, “I care! I, your God, care!”
Blessings from my God who cares — counting them all with Ann at A Holy Experience.
256. fresh juicy watermelon
257. a new recipe
258. a tender heart
259. a purple and orange sunset
260. beach day
261. music that speaks
262. scripture that opens my eyes
263. Jennie Allen’s new book Anything
264. a hug from my son
265. a heart felt conversation
266. a text asking for prayer
267. opportunity to teach
268. a sparkling clean bathroom
269. fresh clean sheets
270. smell of a fragrant rose
271. laughter with the family
272. spending hard days with special ones
273. a evening walk with my girls
274. brightly colored pens
275. encouragement from a stranger
276. hubby who delivers me coffee in bed