“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.”
~Romans 12:1 (Message)
I must admit that these days, most of my life feels rather “everyday & ordinary” – and that can leave me feeling unsettled and restless if I’m not careful. God has been challenging me recently with a couple of things. First, stop this silly comparison game. Stop looking on social media thinking that my life is lacking or missing something. Those thoughts are lies, plain and simple. It’s time to call them what they are. Secondly, God tells me to learn to live and be content in the ordinary, because the ordinary is a gift from Him too. The every day stuff of “sleeping, eating, going-to-work and walking-around-life” – ALL of that is from God. He’s asking me to EMBRACE it. One of the definitions for embrace is “accept willingly and enthusiastically”. Am I accepting the ordinary enthusiastically…with a good attitude and thankful heart? It causes me to pause. And repent. And start again. Thank you God that your mercies are new every morning.
Tomorrow at 2:00pm, at Living Springs Bible Camp, Mckenzie Pluim is being baptized. Everyone is welcome to attend. We rejoice with Kenzie and she makes her public declaration to follow Jesus!
This Sunday we begin our Summer Worship Services. Join us at 10:00am for worship, prayer, scripture, communion and a message from God’s Word. We’ll round out the morning with fellowship and coffee & goodies downstairs. A great way to spend a Sunday morning. Hope to see you there!
Enjoy your weekend!