I read the following last night in Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul David Tripp. It was an encouragement and challenge to me, and knowing that living in the mundane is not unique unto me, I thought you might be encouraged and challenged also. In the fourth chapter, Tripp discusses “getting very practical about what it means to follow God in the mundane, every day situations of life” (60).
“We don’t do very many grand and significant things in our life. Most of us will not be written up in history books. Most of us will only be remembered by family and perhaps a few friends. Most of us will be forgotten in two or three generations after our deaths. There simply are not many grand moments of life, and we surely don’t live life in those mements. No, we live life in the utterly mundane. We exist in the bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways of life. This is where the character of our life is set. This is where we live the life of faith” (60).
Tripp offers these two questions about our obedience and trust, that if asked regularly, will give each of us a “Godward focus in the most mundane moments of life:”
1. OBEY: ”What, in this situation, are the things that God calls me to do that I cannot pass on to anyone else?”
2. TRUST: ”What, in this situation, are the things I need to entrust into God’s capable and loving hands?” (61).
“The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to his ways” (Proverbs 14:8). So, today think about what Tripp wrote. Live it out. Pass it along.
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