Our daily routine is not to be drudgery, but a place of blessing and meeting God. The book of Leviticus emphasizes this with all of its details concerning daily life. It illustrates how God wants to be present in everything we do, even the mundane things of everyday living!
The daily connects us to our humanness. It is what makes us earth bound for the 70 or 80 years we spend preparing for eternity. God made us human and He created routine. As humans, we are the object of His affection.
Our daily routines invite God’s presence because they are so human—they are so earthy—they are so us! What attracts the Lord are the human things we do, not necessarily the spiritual things we do—such as prophesy, casting out demons and other signs and wonders. (See Matthew 7:21-23; 25:34-46)
God does not want us to view our daily routine as boring, repetitive and meaningless. He sees it as opportunities to meet with us and renew us:
“Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11)
“Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16).
“…, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness” (Laminations 3:22,23).
“He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to listen as a disciple” (Isaiah 50:4b).
Repetition brings a sense of security and a sense of identity both for our family and for us. The fragments of our day are put into a whole picture by the daily repetitiveness of our lives.
We are called to find God in the midst of busy, noisy, demanding lives. How do we do that?
Welcome the sanctity of dailyness—our everyday, routine activities that invite God’s presence.
Think our thoughts before the Lord—the act of reflecting and thinking with God.
Be alert for the interruptions of God as we go about our daily routines.
Where do you find the Holy in the daily routine of your life?
In Him together, Susan Gaddis