Monday, October 21, 2013

Worship (Day 21): Ordinary

If you're reading my 31-day series on Worship for the first time, consider clicking over here to my Day 1 post to see the introduction and to find the rest of the posts in the series!

". . . Discipleship is built entirely on the supernatural grace of God. Walking on water is easy to someone with impulsive boldness, but walking on dry land as a disciple of Jesus Christ is something altogether different. Peter walked on the water to go to Jesus, but he "followed Him at a distance" on dry land (Mark 14:54). We do not need the grace of God to withstand crises-- human nature and pride are sufficient for us to face the stress and strain magnificently. But it does require the supernatural grace of God to live 24 hours of every day as a saint, going through drudgery, and living an ordinary, unnoticed, and ignored existence as a disciple of Jesus. It is ingrained in us that we have to do exceptional things for God-- but we do not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things in life, and holy on the ordinary streets, among ordinary people. . ." -Oswald Chambers ("My Utmost for His Highest")

Sometimes we make worship so complicated. We want flashy, tear-filled, awe-inspiring worship. There is a time for that, but He desires worship in our everyday happenings more than the kind that draws attention to ourselves. Because worship is about Him, remember?

Find ways to worship in the drudgery, ordinary, unnoticed, and ignored. Worship Him in a whisper. Point to Him in the littlest conversation. Love Him in the most ordinary of tasks. It won't be easy, but that's because discipleship is built entirely on the supernatural grace of God.

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