Every book I have been reading lately has been pointing me in the direction of how our GOD is in the mundane and ordinary things and events of our lives. Even my Church has started a new series about GOD’S kingdom here on earth. We all tend to live for those big once in a lifetime moments like graduations, weddings, births of babies and we can come up with many more for sure. And living for these moments can become how we live.
But how are we living all those days and weeks in-between?
I will tell you that my two least favorite things to do are: dishes and laundry. How about you? Laundry and dishes are both chores that MUST be done, but they never ever end. As soon as you think you’ve cleaned up, more appears!
I have been asking GOD: “LORD where are you in this? In the midst of all these clothes? Help me see!” I would much rather put my sandals on and take a walk outside and enjoy the sunshine!
BUT WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT HE SAYS WE TRULY DON’T LIVE UNTIL WE FIND HIM IN THE SMALL EVERYDAY, DAY IN AND DAY OUT LIVING!
Could it be that the everyday, mundane things we do, day in and day out are really a way to occupy our minds in CHRIST? If I must do those everyday chores or see my days come and go, don’t I need to somehow number them right? Isn’t HE just a glance away…….a thought away? What if I learn to occupy my mind with the holy thoughts of JESUS?
PSALM 25:9 says: “HE LEADS THE HUMBLE IN WHAT IS RIGHT, AND TEACHES THE HUMBLE HIS WAY.”
The most humble, but yet the most powerful example CHRIST set for us was when HE took a towel, got on HIS knees and washed the disciple’s feet. If you think about it, our simple chores of washing dishes and doing laundry are a humble exercise in washing another’s feet. Our everyday simple tasks can become boring if we let them. In our day to day living, we can choose to live holy for the Kingdom. Doing those simple things that no one really sees is a way to honor HIM! Living well becomes a way of humble service and thanksgiving for a Savior who is our example.
Let us as Christians, go against the grain of society. Let’s begin today! Right now let’s live well, as HIS example. DO the small things with joy and love for GOD and others. Be the one who is willing to do the chore no one else wants to do……..embrace being humble before others just as JESUS did without grumbling and with a pure heart. Be the one that HE sees living with holy hands and heart extended towards others with grace and mercy. Because HE does watch…….HE knows that our character is being refined into a character fit for HIS glorious Kingdom. Let us strive for a heart and soul that is more authentic, more holy, more like HIM. And someday in the future when we stand before the Savior’s throne and come face to face with JESUS, we will definitely hear: “well done good and faithful servant!”
ZECHARIAH 4: 10 “FOR WHO HAS DESPISED THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS?”
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