Day 8 | The Daily Grind
The daily grind is an expression that relates to the everyday, ordinary routines of our lives. It's daily, and it's often monotonous!
I wish there was a way to have an instant upgrade as a Christian. It would be so great if, the day I gave my life to Jesus, all my attitudes, desires and behaviours were upgraded to be just like God - but they're not. It's a slow grind. Everyday in little ways becoming more like Christ than the day before.
The positive side of all this is that I have plenty to talk to God about. The more I spend time with God, the more obvious it is that I have so many things that need changing in my life. God wants to help me with every one of these little things that needs to change.
Don't get too worried if there's a lot of things to work on. God is not overwhelmed at what's ahead of you. Don't get discouraged if you can't think of many things to change. God is not trying to fix everything in one day.
God wants to meet with you in your daily grind!
TIME TO THINK:
What's the main thing God is talking to you about at the moment?
How do I become more aware of God's friendship?
Lord, I am so grateful You are willing to do the journey with me everyday. I know there are plenty of things to work on but thanks for being so patient with me. Thank you for your undying friendship. Thank you for changing me little bits everyday. Amen.
Romans 12:1-2 MSG
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”