Place Your Life Before God
12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
ORDINARY LIFE ~
God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
ORDINARY LIFE ~
Dictionary: is someone who follows the status quo. A person who does things that are accepted by society as they are supposed to be done.
I think of the word ordinary and it can be related to normal. What is normal anyway and is my ordinary way of life or your ordinary way of life? There is too much to be said for another day of life. We follow the plan and know that God is able to handle our lives just fine. We have too much to gain to loose. We must fix our attention on God and his ways. God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things!
Acts 4:13-14 New International Version (NIV)
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.
COURAGE ~ People watch our lives and it makes a difference.
Once again, God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things!
Isaiah 41:10 New International Version (NIV)So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
You were created for purpose and your life is designed to do even greater things ahead. Don't allow anything to hold you back. Be an overcomer of all things and do not live in fear of trying. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.