Story time: There are these two young fish swimming along and they meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, Morning, boys. Hows the water? And one young fish looks over at the other and goes: What is water? That story was told in a graduation speech by a guy called DF Wallace, whose point was: that the normal, the everyday, the clichd parts of our lives can have colossal value that we skip over because we know them so well. Sometimes we have to defend the value of the totally obvious to ourselves.
How much more so with Gods grace the everyday truth of our lives that we cant always see? Gods grace simply means God giving us more of Himself than we have any right to. For our days work. For talking to other people about Jesus. For our emotional wellbeing. For the people around us. For our healing. For their healing. God will always give us more of Himself than we hope or deserve. He wants to build you up and give you an inheritance.
We forget this. The worship songs get overlearned and the sermons get stale unless we remind ourselves. You are not just a spring of Gods grace that pops up in a desert youre part of Gods great river of grace, rushing through history, carrying every believer. Hes our water. And He wants to flow through us.
So what now? If you can: have a deliberately boring day. Really. Dont do anything outside of your ordinary routine. And every hour, look out for something new that youve never spotted before.
Soulfood : 1 Sam 14-15, Matt 24:1-14, Ps 102:1-11, Prov 17:4-6