Can I remind you of something: Mundane doesn’t mean unimportant. Sometimes a hard life is just an ordinary one. The ordinary is where our faith is lived out.
“It does require the supernatural grace of God to live twenty-four hours in every day as a saint – to go through drudgery as a disciple, to live an ordinary, unobserved, ignored existence as a disciple of Jesus. It is inbred of us that we have to do exceptional things for God; but we have not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things, to be holy in mean streets, among mean people.”
Exceptional in the ordinary things. Yes. I want to be faithful to the everyday. When the Lord says He will equip you, He might not mean for something big. Something grand or glorious. He might be equipping you for something ordinary. Small. Invisible. Doing exceptional things means we live our lives in the daily. We know the true life of faith is thriving in the familiar.
I will not be remembered in the hearts of those I love for my one big thing. I will be remembered, when I am gone, for the little things. When I think about my grandmother, I remember the everydayness of her. Her flatter-than-flat pancakes. Her klodiake bars in the freezer. Her coffee mug on the end table in living room. Her porch glider. Her laughter. And laundry drying in the kitchen. Ordinary things are sometimes the most important things.
So today I live, knowing the glorious works of motherhood, sisterhood, and friendship are not invisible. The ordinary days may not be noticed. Or appreciated. Or mentioned. The glorious ordinary is seen by a glorious God. When I do all of the laundry in one day and stand back, no one applauds with loud cheering. When my floors are freshly mopped, the thanks I usually get is spilled milk. The work I do matters because I matter. I matter to God. The secret to thriving in the ordinary is to remember I matter to God.
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Keri Snyder is a blogger who encourages and inspires women to live fully in their current season of life. Her hope is to create space of beauty and encouragement. She lives in Charleston, SC with her husband and her three children. You can find her at Living In This Season.
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