For we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago. – Ephesians 2:10 (The Voice)
What did God arrange long ago for you to accomplish today?
What if it’s not something spectacular?
What if it’s not something that changes the world?
What if all you need to accomplish is something rather ordinary?
Here’s a wonderful piece written by Michael Horton, The Ordinary Christian Life. It makes you think about the way we’ve built our faith. We are so often fooled into thinking that in order to matter, what we do and feel must be filled with fireworks.
He writes, “So in some ways, at least, our restless impatience with the ordinary is not just the influence of our culture, but the influence of unsound views of Christian discipleship that have shaped that culture over generations.”
We continue to construct a God in our own image – one that looks too much like an overachieving American.
Take some time and reflect. Read your Bible some more (stop cherry picking verses!). Think about all the ordinary steps that you’re taking every day in your journey of transformation. There are so many people in your path. What are the ordinary words and actions that await you today? Who needs you to be just you, with all your faults, fears and faith?