In the video, I talk about how I like to use The Message paraphrase to dig deeper into the Word. This evening, after I made the video, I was thinking on the verse and the one before it while I made my family dinner and the Lord gave me the best insight. I asked in the video for everyone to think about how God is transforming you from the inside out, changing the way you think.
Here’s how He’s transforming me:
He’s helping me turn my everyday, mundane tasks of serving my family into offerings, acts of worship, while I thank him.
Like tonight, I was thinking of Romans 12:1-2 (the whole chapter is great by the way) while I made my family grilled chicken salads for dinner.
I mean, let’s keep it real, cooking, serving, cleaning is hard work. It is an everyday life task that we can easily leave God out of. But God wants to be all up in it ya’ll. Listen to Romans 12:1 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. ”
Do you know what I really LOVE? That the first thing mentioned is SLEEPING. Seriously, God wants us to get enough rest as an offering to him. EATING- God wants us to eat and serve our family healthy food as an offering to him. Everything we do, it is an offering, an act of worship as we FOCUS in on this truth, that we are fulfilling God’s perfect, good, pleasing, will for our life at the moment when we are doing it FOR THE LORD.
More Romans 12:1-2 MSG:
“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.”
So I asked God to change the way I think about the things that are mundane, like cooking a healthy meal for my family, and he did. And He will continue to help us all do this if we ask him. Jesus is an everyday life God who loves to be welcomed into all that we do, not matter how small. So, change those dirty diapers, clean that house, go to that job, and let God transform you from the inside out as you let him change the way you think.
I want to hear how God is transforming you today! I’d love to see your “Write it Outs!” Praying for you, sweet Refocusing sisters!!!