Sunday Soul Work: God In The Ordinariness Of Living

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Do you see God in the ordinariness of living?  Are you aware of God’s presence in the simple moments? Have you discovered God is with you in the quiet of the early morning or in the late hours of the dark night?

This is our little sitting room filled with furniture we’ve dragged along with us for years.  

It’s ordinary. 

But.  

Yesterday the ordinary was transformed with four of our grandkids.   Their presence changed everything.   The room filled up with their energy, laughter, and love.  And.  It struck me. God is in the ordinariness of our living.

So.  I sat in the room, thought about it, and wrote:

The thing is . . . every detail of life is permeated . . . with the infilling presence of God.  The continual energy of God’s love, grace, and kindness  transforms all things. 

Some of the greatest spiritual experiences come from recognizing *God’s activity in the ordinariness of the day.  Grandpa Roleder, an amazing man of God, gave me the book, “The Practice Of The Presence Of God” by Brother Lawrence.  This book opened my eyes to what could be experienced in the ordinariness of daily living; however, it took a life-time of practice to come to a small amount of understanding.

Two Quotes From Brother Lawrence

“The most holy and important practice in the spiritual life is the presence of God – that is, every moment to take great pleasure that God is with you.”

“And it is not necessary to have great things to do. I turn my little omelette in the pan for the love of God.”

The value in the ordinariness of living is transformed when there’s a distinct realization God is personally present in it all.

It’s a startling revelation when it has seemed God is far away or non-existent. 

Nothing can change God’s presence in our existence. God is always present, regardless of our awareness.

Take a deep breath.  Become still.   Know God’s presence. 

*When we are blessed, we know the activity of God.  When we bless, we are a part of the activity of God. 

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TableThink’s Sunday Rhythm, Routine, And Ritual 

  • Routine: A regular and fixed weekly best practice.
  • Rhythm: A sequenced pattern of living.
  • Ritual:  A set apart time and space for meaningful and sacred moments.

Sunday is reserved for soul work. There is value in taking time to be still to know God as well as coming together around the table and sharing life.

Soul work necessitates time alone as well as time with one another.

The thing is . . .  soul work is key to living best . . .  but often is last on the list.

Sunday Soul Work: 

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