Bend-A-Knee Weekly Sermon 02/02/2023

I recently heard a phrase that I thought had tremendous merit; so, I put it on the sign outside Clark’s Valley Zion Church. The phrase states: “Invite the glorious into the mundane.”  Imagine how your life would be impacted if you actually attempted to follow the wise advice stated?

The phrase starts with the idea of an invitation, it suggests that you originate the process. It signifies that there is a desire within you that prompts you to make a request. The invitation revolves around “the glorious.” If you are a disciple of Christ, He, Jesus, is “The Glorious One” stated in this phrase. The glorious Jesus, through your invitation, has been requested to envelope your mundane – the seemingly unimportant ordinary routine of your everyday life, your dull everyday activities that lack any excitement, the commonplace.

It seems our lives are governed more by the mundane than anything else. Monday blends so effortlessly into every other day until before we know it, Friday is here and another week has passed by. The weekend is filled with all the “chores” that we could not fit into the work week. Even for those who are retired (I can only imagine…), routines become the norm of everyday life. Time gets swallowed up by the mundane. Looking back over one’s life, it is hard to imagine where all the time has gone with very little to show for the days, weeks, months and years lived.

Imagine if “The Glorious One” actually was invited to participate in what we consider the “mundane” aspects of our lives? Would our perspective of our ordinary commonplace routines take on a different meaning? Is it possible to honor God through the way we live and view our seemingly ordinary lives? Does it matter to God what our attitude is toward the dull aspects of our job and seemingly rote routines?

Today as you consider pausing at noon to Bend-A-Knee in prayer may you invite “The Glorious One” to invade your mundane life. May you change your perspective on the value and blessings of what seems to be unimportant aspects of your life. I believe if you make the invitation, your life will take on new meaning and you will find a greater purpose in the commonplace. Perhaps you will intentionally create new routines that will honor God, replacing the “time-passing” habits that invade your life now. I believe that our lives are a gift from God and are meant to bring honor & glory to Him. May you live your life with purpose and meaning in every activity even the mundane ones.

Stay connected to God & to others

God’s Peace,

Pastor Mike

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