In others words--washing dishes, folding clothes, cleaning, etc.
I know I have almost lost some of you--but hang with me--there is an "aha moment" coming.
One of my tasks during my Bible study today was to list the top 5 ordinary tasks you perform on a daily basis.
Go ahead and fill that list in yourself and let's see if some of ours match.
My # 1 . . .
Driving Kids Around!
Did we match up anywhere? Are you doing the same ordinary things I am?
I bet you are.
Now sit back and take these next words in.
First, it is in the mundane things of life that God is grooming us, preparing us for the calling he has for us in the future. Are we being faithful in these seemingly ordinary tasks? Are we developing the ability to serve others with joy? Is the ability to persevere when we are tired becoming second nature?
Think about the "big picture" in doing the same things day after day. God is at work preparing us for His future use. Something that we are probably not even aware of.
Second, these ordinary tasks are evidence of God's blessings in our lives. Pricilla Shrier says this best. "Even our most mundane duty has a twinkle of the favor of God. For if He removed His blessings completely from you--taking away your home, your family, your work, your possessions--the need for many of your daily tasks would disappear. Don't despise the very things that signify your seat under the umbrella of God's goodness each day."
Did you get an "aha"? I know I did today.
I even went back and wrote out the blessing beside each chore.
A fresh perspective on some of the things I do everyday.
Hope you have a blessed day today!