Our jobs are often mundane. Our devotional times often seem like a waste. Church services are often forgettable. That's life. We drive to the same places, go through the same routines with our co-workers, buy the same groceries at the store, and mow the same yard every spring and summer. Church is often the same too - same doctrines, same basic order of worship, same preacher, same people. But in the smallness and sameness, God works - like the smallest seed in the garden growing to unbelievable heights, like beloved Tychicus, that faithful minister, delivering the mail and apostolic greetings (Eph. 6:21). Life is usually ordinary, just like following Jesus most days. Daily discipleship is not a new revolution each morning or an agent of global transformation every evening; it's a long obedience in the same direction.
- Kevin DeYoung in his book Why We Love The Church (pages 224-25)