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More Than the Mundane

Youth Specialties
January 7th, 2011

A couple of months ago I was privileged to join a team in my denomination to start caring for, networking, and resourcing NextGen pastors and leaders in our district. At this week’s staff meeting, Sam Rockwell, our district supervisor, led us in a devotional that started with this verse…

But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.Luke 5:5-6

In short, these guys were doing their day job: fishing.  They were going through the motions until they listened to the voice of God and obeyed.  Then the unthinkable happened… nets so full that they were breaking.  Nice.

Sam then asked us to think through these following questions.

  • Do your daily routines need fresh, life-giving perspective and authority? How does this happen?
  • What makes the difference between mundane work or duty and powerful, purposeful action in my daily life?
  • How does what I’m “hearing” change what I’ve been doing all along and continue to do?
  • How do I “hear” God in my everyday activity that renews it and makes it fruitful in new ways?
  • What am I hearing? 

So, when you sit down in this New Year and lay out the tasks before you, I pray that God will take the mundane and transform it into something extraordinary. God open our eyes so that we don’t miss opportunities for you to overflow in our lives. Let us hear Your voice, even in staff meetings.  Amen.  

Youth Specialties

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