Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ordinary Things as Worship

It's very easy to compartmentalize our lives into things that are sacred and things that are secular. We can easily fall into the trap of considering only certain things in our lives, such as going to church, studying the Bible, and prayer, as sacred things, things that give glory to God. We look at the ordinary things in our lives as secular. The ordinary, secular things can be our jobs, the meals we prepare, the things we build and create. We do these things for ourselves so they can't be sacred, right? Wrong!

John 1:3 tells us that all things were made through Christ, that nothing exists without Him. Colossians 1:16-17 says that all things were made by Him, through Him, and for Him. He holds all things together. And this includes things in heaven and things on earth. It includes things visible and invisible. It includes all things.

Jesus is both the Creator and Lord of all things. When we look at the ordinary things through the lens of Christ, there is nothing in our lives that cannot be offered as worship to Him. We can go through each day of our lives offering to Jesus, as acts of worship, the "ordinary" work that we do, the meals we prepare, the things that we build and create. When we do so, those things give glory to God, and the ordinary becomes sacred. 

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