Jennifer has been visiting this week…as usual, we had a lot of fun, but not as much as the kiddos!!!! Despite some illnesses, they pretty much didn’t miss a beat, and enjoyed each other’s company immensely…oh yeah, except for that one bite mark on Norah’s arm…I’m not mentioning any names!!!:)
Whether Jennifer’s here, or it’s just a normal week when I’m at home with my own 2, I live in the mundane. According to dictionary.com, “mundane” means “common or ordinary” (by the way, you can bet, that if I ever use a “smart” word, I visited dictionary.com before I posted it…I visit there almost as much as google!:) My life is about as common and ordinary as it gets. I wake up every morning and pretty much begin the same routine I completed the day before, and will start over again the next day. We’re common folk around here. I’m a wife and a mom…I change normal diapers, I read ordinary books, I cook VERY common meals, I do ordinary laundry…Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, etc., etc. For this reason, this quote makes MAJOR sense to me…
“And if God doesn’t rule your mundane, HE DOESN’T RULE YOU, because that’s where you live.” -Paul David Tripp
You see, if you’re waiting on the next big thing, or Sunday morning, or 11th grade, or when you eventually get on the mission field, or your next career, or when you’re called into the ministry, etc., etc…if you’re waiting on these things to let the King of Kings rule in your life, then he doesn’t rule you at all. He rules in our everyday, He reigns in our ordinary, He is glorified in the common tasks of changing diapers and wiping bottoms!! What a great God we serve, especially in the midst of our ordinary service!!!