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Seana Scott is a writer and speaker who enjoys encouraging women to know the Bible, experience closeness with God, and live with purpose. She is a student at Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and three kids. You can find more of her writing at SeanaScott.org.

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  1. Thanks for these reminders, Seana!

    I am very sorry about your Dad.

    Yes, it is so easy to take normalcy for granted. Yes, I would love to do great things for God, but more than anything right now, I am praying for everything to be normal. peaceful. healthy. I want to enjoy my family to the fullest, get my day to day work done and still get plenty of rest, and I want to keep on growing in Christ in every way. I want to have an impact on whoever God allows and desires I have an impact on… and I pray that I am always receptive to His leading for my life. But I don’t want to drive myself crazy doing what God has not called me to do. Oh, I am definitely praying for, and very grateful for normal.

    Thanks again for sharing:) Praying for many many beautifully normal days for you and your family!

    Blessings,
    Bomi 🙂

  2. This is one of the best devotions I have ever read. Thank you for sharing your heart. It was a blessing to mine. God has been showing me so many things to be grateful for in the mundane task of my life and this just confirmed His leading!

  3. We have alot to be thanful for. We sometimes are not thankful enough. I have to amitt that I myself am guilty of that. I know friends of mind who have a Cousin as young 6 in Hospital with Cancer. You here of especially on the news kids as yongs as 11 taking their own lives. It very sad.. Familys breaking their hearts for all theses reasons. Plus lots more. So we are to be thankfull we are saved. Know Jesus as our saviour. That God woke us up to enjoy another beautiful day in his beautiful world. That it is a Gift he gave us of Normal day. Take five minutes out of it and pray to God and thank him you are well if well. Your not in Hospital. Also pray for the world to see of it’s need of a Saviour. Especially thoes not saved and thoes with problems. As the saying goes cast your burden on the Lord for he cares for You. So true. Jesus is the same Jesus we read about in the Bible. JESUS IS THE SAME YESTERDAY TODAY AND FOREVER. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxx

    • Dawn, thanks for sharing your thoughts. There is always so much brokenness in this world, but also so much hope! That’s what makes normal days such a gift. I hope your day is as normal as can be. 🙂
      Love, Seana

      • Sena one of the songs that suits your reading today. By a brilliant Christian song writter. Matt Redman. It is called. Everyone Needs Conpassion. You get it on youtube one brilliant song. Worth listing too. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh N. Ireland xxxxx ps. One Excellent brilliant reading.

        • Yes. I love that song by Matt Redman :-). Thanks for this reminder. Music is a powerful tool of minsitry. Hope your day is going well! -Seana

  4. Seana,

    This post brought two songs to mind. First “I Get to” by Jeff & Sherri Easter. It starts out saying I had to go to church now I get to. I had to help dad & say I love you now I get to. It shows a shift in perspective on everyday living. (Sherri Easter was going through cancer) We should be thankful for normal days with chores & such. The second song is Steven C. Chapman’s “Do Everything. It speaks of doing mundane tasks over & over. You question if it matters to God. “It matters as long as you do everything you do to the glory of God.” Normal day normal chores done to glorify God. We need to embrace typical days. There will be ordinary days that are hard. Like visiting aging parents & caring for them. Dealing with job loss, car accident, heath issues to name a few. The Lord Jesus Christ has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Since He has blessed us we should be a blessing by welcome run of the mill days with open arms.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Beth, It is so sweet that those special songs came to your mind. Thank you for sharing. I agree. Life has challenging seasons and the mundane remind us of hope.
      Have a great—normal—day 🙂
      Love, Seana

  5. There are no days that are normal,we just look to God and say I can do this. But only by the grace of god I can have a normal day.

    • LoriAnn, indeed. Only by the grace of God. Thanks for reminding us that everything good is because of his grace.

      Love, Seana

  6. I so needed to hear this today. Thank you so much for this encouragement. Although I’m still longing for a vacation getaway, I’m thankful for this quiet normal day.
    Blessings.

    • Gail, your comment made me laugh. I live in Pittsburgh, where gloomy January prompts me to day dream about winning a trip to the Bahamas. Ha ha. But, alas, we are gifted with normalcy today (as I wait for kindergarten pick-up as I type this). Whatever your normal is today, may you see the glory of God in it.
      Love, Seana

  7. Seana, thank you so much for your message. Thank you for your insights that normal is a gift. After struggling with chronic illness, normal is a welcome relief and very much a gift, and yet it’s still easy to forget! The mundane and interruptions in our day really are divine appointments for fuller joy – in a quiet kind of way. Thanks for helping me remember. May you have a joy-filled, normal day! 🙂

    • Pearl,
      I am so sorry that you have struggled with chronic illness. I like your additional thoughts that even the interruptions are part of the joy. Thank you for reminding me of that!
      Love, Seana

  8. Sena one of the songs that suits your reading today. By a brilliant Christian song writter. Matt Redman. It is called. Everyone Needs Conpassion. You get it on youtube one brilliant song. Worth listing too. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh N. Ireland xxxxx ps. One Excellent brilliant reading.

  9. Seana! I love everything about this! Your storytelling is beautiful and you so poignantly remind us of the gift of normal while helping me see it from a Scriptural perspective I had never considered. Thank you for sharing your heart and normal day with us. It’s a joy to host your words at (in)courage! xx

    • Thanks, Becky! I appreciate your words of encouragement. Especially coming from a biblically grounded story-teller and encourager of women such as yourself :-). Now, cheers to another normal day! Even if it includes my child melting down over math homework land me sliding into the bathroom to gather my sanity with a pop-up prayer. lol. -Seana

  10. Oh how I long for the gift of a normal day. We have 3 aging parents between us with memory loss…two with dementia and one with Alzheimer’s. This season of “normal” (or non-normal) is challenging and hard, but we cling to God’s strength to help us through it. Sometimes we’ll get away for a few hours to do something normal…maybe a ride over to the coast to walk on the beach and have lunch at a favorite spot or spend the afternoon rambling around in some of our favorite antique or thrift stores. Have a blessed day!

    • Robin, I can only imagine. Those seasons of life can feel so incredibly hard. May the Lord’s presence remind you of His love and truth today—in those moments you can’t cling to them yourself. May you see His hand laced with yours and know He is with you and in you. May the WORD that has been hidden in your heart spring forth buds of fragrance at the right moments. And in all things, may God be glorified as you lean on Him. Blessings to you, Seana

  11. What beautifully communicated truth! Going to live through my normal day with a deeper appreciation! God has this!
    Thank you!!

    • Kathy, thanks for your comment. We sure miss being with you guys at Christ Chapel! Ministry life can sometimes feel repetitive to be sure. May the normal rhythm of your day show you His love in unexpected ways! Love, Seana

    • Love this. What a great reminder to have in your kitchen…the room where normal, ordinary things happen all the time :-).