“Everyone wants a revolution, but no one wants to do the dishes”
Shane Claiborne

What would happen if we began living our lives looking for the Holy Spirit in our every day tasks?

Of course he is in the grand moments of our life – work promotions, weddings and babies being born. He is also in the places we are actually expecting Him to be – our quiet time, Bible studies and at church.

But, our lives are full of the “mundane” moments — working, grocery shopping, yard work, laundry, dishes, driving … all the way down to brushing our teeth and taking out the trash. 

Guess what? God is there. In the “mundane” moments. These are the moments that make us who we are. Justin reminds our kids and I all the time that Jesus is as close as our next breath.

How do we turn the mundane into marvelous?

1 Chronicles 16:11 “ Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!”

The key is to remember our purpose, our pursuit and our passions.

Our purpose is pretty simple, to love God and others well. Slow down, care for, and love the people in our path. 

Our pursuit is to make disciples. Pursue making disciples the way we pursue other things; like we long for the moment we get to sit on the couch and watch our Netflix show or lay our head down on the pillow at night. There are people we rub elbows with everyday who are longing to be noticed. Take time to notice someone and share the Jesus with them.

And finally, our passions are what give us life. God has delighted in giving us gifts to make us who we are. He did this to give us joy. Find your passions that bring you joy, remember them all day long and lean into living them out whoever you find yourself.

Nothing can hold back our God of wonders, his beauty cannot be contained. Not even the mundane task of emptying the dishwasher. 

Our God is beautiful and on majestic display everywhere. We only have to open our eyes and see how much he cares for us.

What would happen if we began living our lives looking for the Holy Spirit in our every day tasks?

We would find Him everywhere.

Further Scripture Reading:

Luke 10:38-42
John 2:1-11
Mark 9:33-37