Remember, He is in the ordinary days too:
Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
O God, You are the God of the Mundane. I love how Your wonders are birthed from the ordinary routine of Your people. I see this in Moses’ life when he was pasturing the flock…and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush. And I see this in in Gideon’s life when he was beating out wheat in the wine press in order to save it from the Midianites. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, ”The Lord is with you, O valiant warrior.” And I also see this in Ruth’s life when she went and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and she happened to come to the portion of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech, a kinsmen redeemer. And then, You moved in the mundane of Lydia’s life: And on the Sabbath day we (Paul and his followers) went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled. And a certain woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul. O God, I pray I will learn from these men and women of old. Help me to do my daily routine with joy, knowing that You are in my midst. During the ordinary, I can choose to pray to You all day long, inviting Your divine power into my repetitive labor, turning it into a spiritual service of worship. And I can also listen to You, and then choose to joyfully obey Your voice, doing the next thing in front of me, whether it’s small or great. Yes Lord, teach me to number my days. I want to make them count for Your glory, no matter the task at hand. May I not miss the truth that You are beautifully present within the mundane; and there, Your wonders are birthed.
Ex 3:1-2; Judges 6:11-12; Ruth 2:2; Acts 16:13-14; Rom. 12:1; Ps 90:12