Living In Awe

Coffee.

Laughter.

The won’t-let-go-of-you hug.

Favorite things.

As I sit in the quiet of this morning, sharing my heart with a tiny, blinking cursor on a screen in a tiny, beautiful home before anyone else gets up, I am in awe. The rise and fall of my breath and warmth all around reminds me that I have everything I need…and more. Every single need met.

Miraculous.

It’s refreshing and astounding how taking one moment at the beginning of the day causes gratitude and thankfulness to well up and spill into the rest of the day. Just by listing those three things at the top of this post, my mind and heart get emboldened, realizing I’m cared for by God and have nothing to worry about.

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My general practice in the morning: make coffee, get on internet, write, schedule a few posts on social media etc.

But the last couple of mornings I’ve begun the day by reading the Bible or some poetry (or a combo of both) to start the day. That small practice softens my heart, removes judgement from my eyes and challenges me to see the everyday miracles of love, food and shelter.

Poetry specifically helps me to slow down and let my five senses wake up before my reason and logic take over my inner artist, cajoling me into living blandly when my artist years to live in awe.

When we live in daily awe, we move from numb to feeling and inspire others to do the same. (Tweet this)

Here’s a gem from my reading:

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A very happy, grateful and thankful day to you!

Question: How do you live in awe and soak up the dripping of goodness in your life? 

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Author: Andrew Zahn

I'm a son, husband, dad, business owner, actor and good sleeper/eater. On this blog, I pave a highway for creative growth by providing food, water, and shelter for those wishing to live, work, and play with creative zest.

  • Gregga J. Johnn

    I begin the day by climbing into the Eternal lap of my Savior Jesus and snuggle up as the Great. I AM descends His Shekinah Glory round about and my soul’s Lover replenishes the spent awe of my soul from the previous days pouring out. I become a ful channel again, overflowing and ready to flow it through to any who would pass by my life. I create, I flow, I pass on continuing greatest Story ever told: Jesus.

  • Gregga J. Johnn

    And then I usually have to go back and edit what I write because I am so far away from perfect, lol 🙂

    • Ah yes! I like to blurt it all out and then find the gems among the rubble too!

  • I have found taking 10 minutes in the morning to just do NOTHING helps get me started. I use my noise canceling headphones and listen to a recording of the ocean…sounds dumb but sometimes it is nice to just be still.

    • It sounds wise, Tom! Not dumb at all 😉

  • michael

    …mornings with Scripture fuel my perspective for the day… walks in the woods are always refreshing…

  • I love this. Thank you.

    • You’re quite welcome–my pleasure 😉