Here’s to the average day, the humdrum and the usual. Here’s to another cup of coffee, stopping by the post office and saying your prayers. Here’s to those things, people and habits that define our regular lives. Hidden in them is the stuff of miracles.
"It is in the ordinary duties and labors of life that the Christian can and should develop his spiritual union with God." Thomas Merton
It is in God’s wisdom that he should engage us in the things that consume most of our lives. He is not relegated to worship services or prayer closets. Those are special times but few in number compared to the daily tasks of life. Imagine what could happen to your relationship with God if the routine became a partnership with Christ.
Think of those things you do on autopilot. Washing the dishes. Taking out the trash. Paying the bills. What if you reserved a little personal time with God in the process. Not a formal prayer but some reflections with him on the spur of the moment like pausing at the trash bin to look up at the sky and marvel. Or snatching a few moments reading your Bible study while you wait in line at the store.
Learning to enjoy life in the middle of it is as old as Solomon. "That everyone may eat and drink and find satisfaction in all his toil. That is the gift of God." Ecclesiastes. 3:13
"Nothing is too little to be ordered by our Father; nothing to little in which to see His hand; nothing which touches our souls too little to accept from Him; nothing to little to be done for Him." Ed Pusey
1. The more you allow God into your daily affairs, the easier you will find it to make the most of your busy day.
2. Opportunities for developing your relationship with God often lie in those unexpected places.
3. You sometimes hear God more clearly in the quiet and routine work of the day since it’s just you and Him.
The apostles were right. "In Him we live and move and exist." Acts 17:28 You can experience serenity in the midst of your busy life by inviting God into the mundane moments of life.
I hope you have a good, normal and boring day.