Friday, March 29

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

9 About brotherly love: You don’t need me to write you because you yourselves are taught by God to love one another. 10 In fact, you are doing this toward all the brothers and sisters in the entire region of Macedonia. But we encourage you, brothers and sisters, to do this even more, 11 to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, 12 so that you may behave properly in the presence of outsiders and not be dependent on anyone.

Summary

Growing more and more isn’t flashy. Often we think if we are going to live passionate Christian lives it will look extraordinary. But God is in the ordinary. Daily living for Christ at work, at school, and at home is where the Holy Spirit empowers us. If drama follows me around, it is likely that I am disobedient to verse 11. Living for Jesus may seem like a small thing, but it not.




Prayer

Father, today show me the beauty of the ordinary. I want to see You not only in the big moments but in all the small ones too.


Reflection

Do I seek to live a quiet life? Do I live like I have something to prove or to make a name for myself?



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