The Small Moments

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Some of the best moments of worshipping God is the smallest of them – the mundane moments in your day.

When given to Jesus, they are offerings of thanksgiving in the unseen simplicity of your daily life.

Little altars of normal and boring and non-important that are precious gifts to the in-the-moment relationship building God.

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.

Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Don’t get caught up in the world’s view of important and busy.

God’s definition of important is a daily relationship with you.

You.

When you make the small moments of your everyday endeavors an offering to God, you will discover that having abundant life in Christ isn’t about doing big things for Him but worshipping Him in the small things you do every day.

May today’s mundane moments and unseen duties be filled with sweet worship and small offerings of fellowship with your very present God.

Mundane Moments

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Some of the best moments of worshipping God is the smallest of them – the mundane moments in your day.

When given to Jesus, they are offerings of thanksgiving in the unseen simplicity of your daily life.

Little altars of normal and boring and non-important that are precious gifts to the in-the-moment relationship building God.

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.

Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Don’t get caught up in the world’s view of important and busy.

God’s definition of important is a daily relationship with you.

You.

When you make the small moments of your everyday endeavors an offering to God, you will discover that having abundant life in Christ isn’t about doing big things for Him but worshipping Him in the small things you do every day.

May today’s mundane moments and unseen duties be filled with sweet worship and small offerings of fellowship with your very present God.

Stay

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” Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side.” (1 Corinthians‬ ‭7‬:‭24‬ MSG
If where you are is boring, stay there.
If where you are is overwhelming, stay there.
If where you are is fun, stay there.
If where you are is challenging, stay there.
Stay where God has called to be.
Jesus will give you strength to stand the monotony, wisdom to navigate the stress, clarity to get the most out of the fun and vision to conquer the challenge
Look to God for your identity, purpose and the strength to live it out.
Hold the high ground.
Stay where you are.

Walk It Out 


Walking is a pretty mundane activity.

It’s not as glamorous as running (I’ve always wanted to be a runner but am definitely not one. I am simply a very good walker).

Walking is what you learn early by falling down a lot.

It is what gets you to the kitchen in the morning for your first cup of coffee.

It is basic and boring and taken for granted unless you can’t do it anymore.

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Charles Spurgeon said,
“That man has not yet learned the true spirit of Christianity who is always saying, ‘I can preach a sermon by faith.’ Yes, sir, but can you make a coat by faith? ‘Can you cook a dinner by faith?”.

The real work isn’t using your gifts by faith but living your life by it…walking by faith.

Paying your bills, doing your job, cooking dinner, cleaning the toilet by faith.

Knowing that in these small necessary everyday things you are creating a life of
acknowledging that God’s power is revealed not just in the great but in the small. Not just in the extraordinary but in the absolute ordinary.

It is when God’s grace and power is evident in washing the dishes, which for some may be easy but for others it is an arduous and overwhelming task when you are tired and spent.

It is when you stop yourself from going all buck wild on the attitude you just received from your teenager and pray for wisdom instead of retribution to be rained drown on their heads.

It is when Christmas isn’t working out to be what you hoped for but you are able to roll with the punches and still enjoy the special moments that would otherwise be buried in resentment and disappointment.

That is when faith leads your life instead of sight.

When what you see does not dictate how you behave, in small dull moments as well as big exciting ones.

Yes, it isn’t very exciting but it is totally life giving.

May you walk slowly, steadily and consistently in faith in who Jesus is, what he has done and in who he is re-creating you to be.

5 days till Christmas…