Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ordinary Days

Just today, as I was driving in busy traffic toward my daily responsibilities, the thoughts about priorities, values and routine floated through my mind. (Now would be the time to feel glad that you weren't driving anywhere near me!)

You know, its not the mountain top experiences that determines your spiritual health; sure we all feel "closer" to God during certain events. What determines your spiritual health is exactly and precisely how you handle the tedium and the stress of the "everyday"!

Scripture is very clear on this issue. "Without faith it is impossible to please God" scripture boldly states. How much faith does it take to sit in a conference and hear a wonderful message taught or to attend a concert where the performer beautifully and artfully lifts your spirits? No, faith is the plain and ordinary days. The days when you feel deserted and tired. God is never closer to you than when you are doing the things that must be done. "I will never leave you nor forsake you" is what He says to you today.

Don't wait for Sunday or for that next mountain high experience to appreciate all that you have been given in Jesus!

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