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Joining God's Victory Parade

But thank God, who is always leading us around through Christ as if we were in a parade. He releases the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere through us.  2 Corinthians 2:14 CEB

Photo courtesy of pixabay.I settled onto the couch with the TV remote in hand.

Since I had the flu and an entire season of a television drama at my fingertips, I justified “just one more show.” One more turned into a whole marathon. With the first streaks of dawn, I went to bed. However, closing my eyelids only created a new canvas for scenes. The characters continued to play out in my sleep. Impassioned actors rehearsed their lines and paraded across the stage of my dreams.

I wish I was as passionate about my life work. I want to fight for what’s good, right, and just. I want to make a difference in my world. Yet most days as a caregiver, I am consumed with tasks that feel mundane and unimportant.

When I talk to the Lord about my need for exciting and grandiose things, He doesn’t seem impressed. Instead, He reminds me of the satisfaction of a heart attitude that is right, puts my best foot forward with joy, and finds ways to make life better for those around my table—each and every day.

Maybe my parade is a victory lap around a clean kitchen or a happy dance when another load of laundry is done. Or maybe it’s a welcoming heart and a compassionate smile.

Today, I’ll let my victory parade start with Christ at the head of the processional. And filled with gratitude, I know it will be enough.

Everyone loves a parade. Ask God to change your perspective about the parade He’s put you in.

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Sally Ferguson

Over 140 of Sally Ferguson’s devotionals have been published in Pathways to God (Warner Press). She’s also written for Light from the Word, Chautauqua Mirror, Just Between Us, Adult Span Curriculum, and Thriving Family. She was also the 2017 Prose Contest winner at the Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference. Sally loves organizing retreats and seeing relationships blossom through time away from the daily routine. Her ebook, How to Plan a Women’s Retreat, is available on Amazon. Sally lives in the beautiful countryside of Jamestown, NY, with her husband and her dad. Visit Sally’s blog at www.sallyferguson.net.