So many of my days feel unimportant. Boring. Exhausting. Small. Meaningless. Full of very ordinary things like sweeping, dishes, mac ‘n cheese, and diapers.
Although the tasks are ordinary, we serve in such extraordinary ways.
“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
– Colossians 3:17 –
It is not the ordinary things, it is the way in which we do the ordinary.
All of those very unimportant jobs I do as a mother are important to my Father. When God gets the glory for my simple day-to-day, my ordinary turns into something extraordinary. I give God thanks for the small things. When my strong-willed child is being defiant, may God give me the patience to step back and say, “Thank you God, for his strong spirit. May I mold him to use that for Your Glory.” Looking into the pantry for ingredients for a quick dinner before church on Wednesday, I pray that God keep me thankful for His provisions. If I want my ordinary to MATTER, I need to remember that it only matters when I look at Jesus, doing these tasks for Him. “Do ALL” and “Be THANKFUL for ALL” it says in Colossians 3:17.
Messy toy boxes
No matter the season. No matter the task. God gets the glory when I give Him the thanks.
I’m giving thanks for all these little “ordinary” things in my life. What can you be thankful for – even the ordinary?
Kisses and hugs.
Yoga pants all day long.
Coffee. (Reheated five times)
Cute (and sometimes stinky) socks.
Live in the ordinary – Give thanks for the mundane – Do it for His Glory