It’s Simply Tuesday

18th August 2015

Have you ever felt like you were the size of a grain of sand in the vast ocean? Like the waves are just swallowing your smallness whole? Small in a lot of ways has a bad connotation. People view small as insignificant, unworthy or not enough. The world puts expectations on us to dream BIG and do MORE and be BIGGER AND BETTER AND LARGER THAN LIFE. “But real life happens in the small moments, the kind we find on Tuesday, the most ordinary day of the week.”

What if we stopped and embraced our smallness in Christ? What if we realized that the Creator of the Heavens and Earth celebrated His smallness and asks us to do it too?

I know you guys have been reading and hearing me yap about Emily P. Freeman’s new book Simply Tuesday (which releases today!!!!) and I want to share with you why I’ve loved it so much.

Her words have given me freedom to see my ordinary, small moments as ones that hold meaning. I have given myself permission to release the idea that to make a big impact means doing big things. This book has shown me that I don’t have to keep up with the fast pace of the world or be ashamed about taking time to allow my smallness to settle in.

Celebrate Smallness- E.F

To share all the wisdom and knowledge of this book is impossible in a simple blog post. I know that more of these truths will come out over time but I wanted to specifically share about what Emily means  when she speaks about our Tuesdays.

She talks about how Tuesdays are the most ordinary day of the week. But Tuesdays are where life happens: good and bad. As Emily says in her book, “Tuesday carries moments we want to hold onto–as well as ones we’d rather leave behind. It’s the long string of Tuesdays of our lives when we are most likely to forget to breathe, to be present, and to see evidence of the kingdom of God.”

This book is a challenge to celebrate on purpose the “messy, the lovely and the unexpected moments of life. When it comes to paying attention to your real life, Tuesday seems to be the most logical place to look….. Here, on our ordinary Tuesdays, is where we make our homes and learn to be human.”

And because I can’t say it any better than her I won’t even try. Take it away Emily.

Simply Tuesday

“I want to say embracing smallness will lead to big impact, grand endings and the very best outcomes. It will, if your impact is Christ. If your ending is Christ. If the outcome is Christ.”

“I’m restless to stay small in His presence, not because I’m scared, but because I am His, I am learning not to necessarily dream big and amazing things but to believe in a big and amazing God and as I do this I’ll realize that starting small isn’t a means to a bigger end, rather I start small because it’s what I am.”

Praying that you will find freedom in celebrating your smallness in Christ.

Do yourself a favor and buy this book! Also, watch this. More on this later.

Happy Tuesday friends,

Shaina

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