I think I’m going to start up a weekly “Morning Thoughts” post. Simply put, it will be my thoughts (or confusions) on some topic or issue that was brought up during my morning church service at New Heart Community Church.
Here’s a quote that was read in church today from Dallas Willard:
If I am a plumber, clerk, bank manager, homeaker, elected official, sinior citizen, or migrant worker, I am in “full-time” Christian service no less than someone who earns his or her living in a specifically religious role…
A plumber facing a difficult plumbing job must know how to integrate it into the kingdom of God as much as someone attempting to win another to Christ or prepairing a lesson for a congregation. Untill we are clear on this, we will have missed Jesus’ connection between life and God and will automatically exclude most of our everyday lives from the domain of faith and discipleship.
Jesus lived most of his life as a blue-collar worker…
Willard’s thoughts are interesting. Jesus did spend most of his life as a blue-collar worker. And he spent all his life glorifying God.
I find this fascinating.
Too often I act as if my life of discipleship to Jesus is a Sunday morning thing. When the reality is, it is an everyday, all the time, absolutely everything – thing. Most of Jesus’ time was spent doing non-“Jesusy” things. And most of my time will be spent doing non-“Jesusy” things.
And the beauty of it all is this: We can still glorify God in the mundane.
As long as our hearts are in a posture of worship, God is honored. Plumbing or preaching, it doesn’t matter, God is honored.