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Finding the Holy in Your Daily Routine

finding the holy in your routine

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

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  1. Mary

    This sounds so “normal” and obvious, but for me, finding the holy in my daily almost always means taking a break halfway through to read the Bible. Something about such an ordinary practice brings center to my day and my emotions.

  2. Mc Chavez

    I want to get to a place someday where I am delighting in Him more in the daily and heaping fear-laden cares upon Him less (as in this hour). Like so many 90-lb hay bales, I find myself hoisting them over and over again, which makes for one sweaty, worn out Christian. Since my days left on Earth are relatively shorter than many of my counterparts, there’s some expediting needed in grasping how to *live* in awareness of Him, in the Comforter’s gift He’s already provided. And for this rote learner, how I long for it to be the norm and less the exception. Help me, Lord, as I go to get my mind righted when the ruts are so deep. Help me “be” in Your presence that’s already all around me and sense your friendship more than I do. Help me see and know. Help me!

  3. Jeanette Morris

    I seem to have misplaced my daily routine. She’s hiding behind my new “retired” reality. Oh, how I miss her. The holy in my daily is just that…daily. Day by day, whatever comes my way or wherever I may roam. Jesus, be my portion.

  4. moira

    I’m not sure if there IS any ‘mundane’ in our daily lives…..I kind of don’t think that, in God’s eyes there is anything ‘mundane’ about anything we do….
    The longer I live, and the longer I walk with God, the more I think I realise that everything I DO, THINK or SAY, is pepper-and-salted by His influence in my life….
    The question for me is, how much am I allowing his pepper-and-salting to change my attitude to the ‘seemingly mundane’…..
    I’m really just thinking out loud!!!!!

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