Making The Ordinary Not So Ordinary With Jesus

, by


We often appreciate but do not praise,
Encounter but fail to see what should be seen,
And enjoy without using joy to prompt prayers for others.  

My point?  

Try taking the obvious, pleasure-filled moments of any day — or any part of a day — and turning those into “praying moments.”  

Pray for people, events, world situations, yourself, others, a family member, a celebrity who needs Jesus, an organization you appreciate… 

Or any number of things.  

I am thinking of praying…

Your way,
For your own reasons,
For however long or short you desire to pray.  

Sing a prayer.  Shout a prayer!  Reflect a prayer.  Write a prayer.  Say a prayer out loud.  Or create a song that is in fact a short prayer.   

Just connect.  Connect with Jesus.  Connect with him by using the ordinary to join your heart to His for a moment in time.  

What brought this to my mind today?  Answer: I did it.  For some reason or another while watering a daisy I thought of its beauty and the beauty of a friend’s life who is going through some very, very deep waters.  

So I prayed for that friend and his family.  

A Quote…

Beauty In Life
Creating from the ordinary
a not-so-ordinary moment with Jesus.
© Lee Wise

And Speaking Of Prayer…

“Father, lead me in the oftentimes ‘lost’ art of seeing you in the beauty of life.  As I see you may I be open to pray with a grateful heart.  May my moments of praise be many and may what I see bring to mind all you might have to pray for this day, or night… or whenever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen!”

Reflecting On Scripture…

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “The LORD be exalted!” (Psalm 40:16). **

**Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.

The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™

Written by

Following about a three year search for God, Lee trusted Christ as Savior in 1967 as young Marine. He has served as an outreach pastor and a church planter. The Lord also led him to serve as the Director of Internships at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA where he served for over 20 years. Lee loves to write, has a strong desire to be a positive influence for Christ in our world, and is passionate about family. And speaking of family, he and his wife Sherry (who served as a Director of Elementary Education for many years and recently retired) praise the Lord for being married 44 years, their 3 daughters and son-laws, and 7 grandchildren! Lee and Sherry would say: "We've been abundantly blessed."