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I’m going to have podcasts out on only the 2nd and 4th Tuesday’s of the month. I’ll have blog posts out on the 1st and 3rd, and I’m leaving those 5th weeks that pop up in the month open right now. I thought if I kept all things on the same day it would make my planning and your listening and reading easier.
This will give some time to catch up on past episodes if you haven’t got to listen in to them. I know the marriage series was hard for some of you because of the length of them, so I hope you’ll go back and listen in as you have time. I’ll link directly to that series in the show notes on this episode too. That was my favorite series to work on and record. It was such a blessing to my marriage, and I hope the Lord used it in many of yours too.
Our Mundane Moments Matter:
How many times do we give thanks to the Lord for the ministry He has given us at home. Are we thankful for the mundane everyday moments or are we are only grateful when we think we are doing “great” things for the Lord?
We live in God's home. He owns it. He has gifted it to us and given us the job of stewardship over it. He's put us in charge, and we are responsible to Him.
As believers, it should make us work harder, and we shouldn't desire to escape from work or difficult situations because we know they are all with a purpose and we also know we are equipped to meet these situations in Christ.Mundane tasks are what make up most of our days. Once we’re in Christ, there is no separation of secular or sacred. Every moment is a holy moment that God has ordained.
Mundane tasks are what make up most of our days. Everything matters —all of life is sacred. Once we’re in Christ, there is no separation of secular or sacred. Every moment is a holy moment that God has ordained.
Do we think biblically about our time and what we see as these seemingly mundane tasks? We don’t see many photos on social media of people folding laundry or washing dishes—there’s no special medals or awards for these tasks. This is where we need to continually ask the Lord to gives us a mindset of remembering that the mundane matters. It's in these moments that He is growing us in holiness.
“Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe be the will of God.” ~ Jim Elliot
“If God doesn’t rule your mundane, then he doesn’t rule you. Because that’s where you live.” ~ Paul Tripp
“We don’t do very many grand and significant things in our life. Most of us will not be written up in history books. Most of us will only be remembered by family and perhaps a few friends. Most of us will be forgotten in two or three generations after our deaths. There simply are not many grand moments of life, and we surely don’t live life in those moments. No, we live life in the utterly mundane. We exist in the bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways of life. This is where the character of our life is set. This is where we live the life of faith.” ~ Paul Tripp
“The challenge of ministry in our home is that we do not always feel very ‘spiritual' when we wash our dishes. It hardly feels significant to scrub our toilet. and we can feel that we are truly ministering when the Lord uses us to communicate a word of wisdom to someone, or He provides an opportunity to share the gospel with our neighbor. That seems like real ministry. And that is real ministry to be sure! But no more so than when we are wiping runny noses or cleaning the bathroom. That is because we have a very narrow view of true spirituality… The Lord wants to help us see the significance of ministry at home. He also wants to expand our vision for the multiple opportunities that we have for ministry in the home. Let’s ask the LORD to help us gain a biblical perspective of our ministry at home.” ~ Carolyn Mahaney
Scripture & Resources:
1 Corinthians 10:31
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands by Paul Tripp
Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother by Carolyn Mahaney
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