Today’s Forecast is Mundane, with a 100% Chance of Miraculous
Dramatic, life-changing moments are few and far between. The rest of our lives we live in the common, ordinary mundane. So why is it that we hold onto the hope that “this, too, shall pass” when it comes to the humdrum of every day life? I think it’s because we forget the significance of today in the scope of eternity.
The opportunity for growth in holiness lies in the mundane. Right in front of your face—sitting in the tepid dishwasher, festering in the laundry basket, at your crowded dinner table, and under the carseat where your toddler , Child , kid stashed their leftover granola bar for later. Sure, fuzzy mold might be growing there, but in these moments is also where growth in holiness happens.
Titus 2 :1-14
If we’re reading passages like Titus 2 as a mere To-Do list then we’re missing the point. Those godly character traits and behavior are the fruits that grow out of the soil of “sound doctrine” (verse 1). We are also given the gospel our motivation for these things (vv. 5, 10). And motivation can’t be written on an index card—it must be written on your heart. Our hearts are transformed and anchored by grace (vv. 11-14).
How will living in the reality of this gospel and God’s promise of future grace change the way you see today? How is God using mundane things to provide you with opportunities for growth in holiness? Dirty dishes in the sink or laundry baskets overflowing well they are not just worrisome ordeals in your otherwise uneventful day. They’re opportunities to see miracles happen.