Word(s) for Day 1: (Ordinary) Offering
Most of us act as if we believe that God is looking for extraordinary offerings – people who have something above average or extra-special to contribute to His Kingdom. Romans 12 is saying plainly that what God actually desires is for our normal, everyday activities and commitments to be offered to Him. For His blessing. For His Spirit-infusion. For HIS glory!
God of the ordinary, I offer myself to You on this run-of-the-mill, not-so-spectacular day. I open my hands, letting go of my need to be in control while at the same time giving You access to everything my life has to offer. To be honest, sitting here with hands and heart wide open, what I have to give doesn’t seem like much, yet I believe that You can take it – take ME – and make a difference to someone today.
I offer to You today my ‘normal’ activities, my schedule, my work, my relationships, my energy and my time. Make them holy, Lord. May my life become extraordinary in Your hands! Amen.