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Beautiful Monotony

I created the Weekly Monotony vlog series simply to document little snippets of my life all year round. I actually thought it had a negative ring to it but I didn’t mind because admittedly I know my life is mostly boring lol. Before lockdown started I would wake up, brew a cup of coffee, take a bath, finish a cup while drying up, get dressed, wait for Grab, go to work, eat dinner with my officemates, go home, wait for my husband, cuddle, then sleep.

When we shifted to working from home nothing much has changed. Aside from losing the commute, I now make 6 cups of coffee daily (don’t tell mommy). My husband and I would wake up at the same time. I start working in the afternoon while he lounges in the living room. Then he starts working at night. Before going to bed, we’d try to squeeze watching a movie or a couple of episodes together. Every day that’s how it went, my vlogs make it evident.

I thought my days were slow and uninteresting. My life is nowhere near exciting and my vlogs are a testament to that. But it’s in those moments, those seemingly dragging iterations, that I forget to see God’s work in our lives. 

He sustained us. All year round He did. That fact that I was able to carry out the same routine day after day shows that He provides 24/7. That I’m able to start the day as usual is proof of His protection. He protected our jobs. His omnipresence is felt not just in rejoicing when we celebrate and say Glory to God, or in suffering when we draw in prayer to cast our burdens. He too exists in between, when there’s not much happening, when there seems to be nothing too positive to thank God for, or too negative to cry out to God to. Today I’m reminded to let His presence fill my life, no matter what season I’m in. 

Vlogging made me look for the highlights, and when there’s none I try hard to make one. I was focused too much on looking for things to complete my day, my videos, without realizing that I only have to look at who made it to make my heart full. It’s not about my day, it’s about who made it. And we know who did.

This is the day that the Lord has made; 
let us rejoice and be glad in it. 
Psalm 118:24

I thought having a steady, nothing-new year was so unamusing, but no. I found that there is beauty in monotony when you have a God whose steadfast love and mercies renew every morning.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

This year I want to reclaim my spirituality and be grateful always. I have lost touch with the Lord for the longest time that whenever I read a verse from someone or somewhere, it always sounds cliche. Today I felt God, and learned that when your heart is in the right place, His word hits the right aches.

Happy new year everyone!

Watch my 2020 Weekly Monotony here: