The Common-place

Thought For The Week 121

A pile of dirty dishes, cups, glasses

I came across a lovely little poem recently:

It may be on a kitchen floor,

Or in a busy shopping store,

Or teaching, nursing day by day,

Till limb and brain almost give way;

Yet if by Yahshua there th’art found,

The place thou standest on is Holy Ground.

-M. Colley

Such a beautiful thought!  As we live in the ‘everyday’ each has a personal, individual experience of the ‘humdrum’ and it’s easy to feel as though we are doing or achieving nothing for the Master.  We are urged from the Scriptures and by our ministers to be filled with the Spirit, to live lives of dedication and sacrifice; to make each day ‘count’ in His work.  But how can we do that?

Living a Spiritual life in touch with the heavenly Father, happens first of all in the heart.  A life of separation and holiness is lived one day at a time and it is the simple daily victories and events, that may even go unnoticed, which bind together to produce a righteous life.  Yahshua did amazing things when He was here; He walked on water, He raised the dead, He fed 5,000 people with a child’s lunch.  Yet His life was packed with the common-place!  He manned a carpenter’s shop for more years than He preached! He sat on a well and chatted to a woman there; He noticed a man watching Him from a tree; He walked everywhere; He probably slept rough [see Matthew 8:20] He lived an ordinary life in an extraordinary way.

I, too, can live my teeming, common-place moments in an uncommon way if I live them with Yahshua. The kitchen sink, the workbench, the desk, or wherever I find myself today, can be Holy Ground if HE is there.

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