Well, I was going to write a post about why I changed the name of my blog to “Ordinary Days,” but then I stumbled upon this blog post from A God-Man in Christ, and it was everything I wanted to share with you and more. So instead of writing something completely original, I’ll just point you to a blog that already said what I was going to say. Please visit agodman.com for the full post (this is just the first three paragraphs)!
“Our Christian life is not a spectacular life, filled with all kind of amazing and out-of-the-ordinary events, but it is a normal daily life under the divine dispensing. The Triune God has been processed and consummated so that in His Divine Trinity He may dispense all that He is into us – and this takes place in a daily way, in a normal way, and even in a fine and detailed way. As we turn to Him here and there, He dispenses Himself into us little by little, day by day, bit by bit, causing us to grow in the divine life in a normal way!
Just as our human life, our Christian life is not filled with spectacular things or extraordinary experiences. On the one hand, from time to time, such experiences may occur, but they are not of a daily occurrence. We shouldn’t expect to have a spectacular time each day in receiving the divine dispensing. We shouldn’t expect spectacular results in our Christian life. Rather, we need to be content and satisfied with ordinary days filled with regular and normal practices in our human life under the divine dispensing!
We love our time in the morning with the Lord – seeking His face, touching Him, spending time with Him in a personal way, and being revived by Him every morning. After such a time – which is not spectacular but is a normal experience in the divine life – we go ahead in our daily life and live our life with its daily routine, activities, to-do’s, etc in the divine dispensing. We go to school, we go to work, we travel, we visit, whatever we do during the day, we live ordinary days in the divine dispensing, receiving the fine and sweet dispensing of the Triune God!”
Recently I’ve been enjoying a song that talks about this, and I’ve been impressed with the fact that my Christian life shouldn’t be something so miraculous that it somehow gets separated from my normal, everyday life. Yes, especially awesome things may happen every once in a blue moon, but that isn’t the Christian life our God has ordained for us. Our Christian life is a little by little and day by day life. Daily getting into the word, singing hymns, and meeting with other believers are just a few ways to live this normal Christian life. In my own experience, I’ve also enjoyed writing verses on my mirror to help me get ready in the morning and listening to online messages of Christian conferences while I clean my house and do laundry.
Ephesians 5:16 says “Redeeming the time, for the days are evil.” The footnote in my translation says “I.e., seizing every favorable opportunity. This is be be wise in our walk (v. 15).” There are so many small times in my day that could be spent with my precious Savior that I overlook. Waiting in line, driving, and cooking are just a few examples. O Lord open our eyes! We want to seize every favorable opportunity to enjoy You! To love You! To gain You!
Here’s the song I mentioned earlier. You can listen to it here. (I added the verse references to each verse incase any of you wanted to look it up!)
Little by little (Exo. 23:30) the Lord is cutting off all our natural life. As we grow in Him He replaces us with more of His life divine.
It is our destiny to live a normal life, in the divine dispensing.
It is a blessing to be satisfied with ordinary days in the divine dispensing.
Day by day (2 Cor. 4:16), our inward parts are being renewed by the Lord. Everyday, fresh and rich supply to us He does afford.
Here a little and there a little (Isa. 28:10) Christ reveals Himself to us. When we read His word, we are satisfied and we enjoy Him thus.
Morning by morning (Lam. 3:23) Jehovah He is faithful to awaken us. He instructs our ears, with just a word the weary to sustain we must.
From strength to strength (Psa. 84:7) we’re on the highways to enter into our God. Though Satan opposes we are strengthened to lay hold on more of God.
Grace upon grace (John 1:16) the Triune God is processed for us to enjoy. The law is over, now we can partake of His supply with grace.
From glory to glory (2 Cor. 3:18) we are in the process of being transformed. Beholding reflecting, to God’s image with all saints we’ll be conformed.