March 21, 2014
I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with His praise. —Psalm 34:1 MSG We know all about everyday things. We have everyday clothes – our “grungies” we wear when we clean house, join the kids in the sandbox, and mow the lawn. We have everyday shoes – well worn, and comfy. We have everyday hairstyles – wash and wear, out of the way, no fuss – no muss. We have everyday dishes – dishwasher safe and durable, where only a few are chipped. Everyday stuff is the stuff we use all the time. Everyday stuff is ordinary, normal, run-of-the-mill, basic, average, typical, commonplace, and routine. Most of the time, we think that everyday things are really kind of dull – humdrum, mundane, even boring. But when we’re getting ready to go out, or when we’re having company, that’s when we get out the good stuff. We take out the dry-clean-only dresses, spend time in front of a mirror on our hair, slip into a pair of leather pumps, and lay out the fine china. When we know other people will be seeing us, we want to put on our best face. And that’s what we should be giving God – our best. Are we giving God our best? Giving glory to God is not a “special occasion.” You don’t have to get into your Sunday best, drive to the nearest sanctuary, and be led by a worship team in order to praise God. Giving God glory comes in all ways, shapes, and forms, and it’s something that happens every day. God wants to be a part of your normal, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, everyday routine. Excerpt from A Life of Worship. ©2004 Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.