This morning as I braved the cold morning air on a dog walk my thoughts went back to this beautiful G.K. Chesterton quote I read yesterday:
Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.
Specifically my attention was turned to the way the clouds were drawn in the sky. And the way the sun rises every morning and we take it for granted. But I take great comfort in believing that God doesn't take these things for granted. I have to believe He loves waking us up every day with the same thing, but in a completely new way. It's almost as if He is trying to teach us something.
Then I thought about my own work. What I do day in and day out. What I get tired of doing over and over again. What I wish I could be doing instead. Focusing on the future instead of the here and now. But the truth is that there is joy in the monotony of the everyday life. In my own experience, God has been found more times in the mundane rather than the extraordinary. Not saying He isn't there in the magical things, because He is, but I think He loves to hide himself in the ordinary in hopes that we may go searching for Him.
So what things are you growing tired of doing over and over again? How do you think God might be speaking to you through the mundane tasks of life? Hopefully this helps stir up some questions and thoughts and dreams in your own journey. I know it sure did for me.