Mike Breaux - pastor at Heartland Community Church in Rockford.
Do you think God has a sense of humor? I do and I often look up and say "you're a trip!" I bet He places people and events in front of us and as soon as we connect the dots to see His purpose He smiles and goes "now you've got it kid!" I'm sure it happens to everyone a few times in their lives. The one thing I SO love that he does is when I'm sitting alone thinking about a particular situation. I'll ask myself or him a question and maybe a day or two later He answers me through Joel, Joyce or one of my favorite blog writers. Yesterday it was through Mike Breaux. I had never heard of the guy and was not even looking for him. I went to watch this week's message by John Ortberg, but Mike Breaux was filling in. His presence jumped through the screen and his passion was amazing! His message was the answer to one of my questions. Am I missing out in life? That was my question. Mr. Breaux spoke on how we go through life in such a rush we miss out on the little miracles God places right in front of us. We focus on yesterday and tomorrow and we forget to pay attention to the moments within Today. WOW! God surely knows how to answer a question when it's placed before him! Mr. Breaux suggests we all should hit the pause button from time to time and take notice of the wonderful moments (those little miracles) in our lives daily.
Yesterday my daughter texted to inform me that she passed the TAKS test in both math and English. When she got home from school I hit the pause button (metaphorically), opened the door and we both did our happy dance we created when she started Kindergarten. She's 15 now and she still loves to do this silly dance with her mama and her mama still loves doing it with her. After our dance I took a moment and watched her as she walked to her bedroom. I felt a beautiful and overwhelming sense of love and pride. I journaled that experience and now I'm sharing it with you. I'm not perfect, so I know I'll slip from time to time. But, I'm going to do better at pausing and taking notice of my little miracles. Afterall, today is a gift and that's why it's called The Present.
Today's Intention and Gift: To pause throughout this day taking notice of my little miracles and wonderful moments. I hope you to will pause today and take notice of your little miracles and wonderful moments!