Monday, July 08, 2013

Quote of the Day

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)

1 comment:

Deb said...

Ah, great quote! I'm living in the very ordinary this day so I'll chew on that one.