Beauty in the Ordinary

“So I will sing praises to your name, as I perform my vows day after day.”

― Psalm 61:8 (ESV)

As I spent time with Jesus this morning in the Read Scripture Bible reading plan we are all doing today, I came across this last verse in my reading and just stopped. I pulled out a highlighter to mark it in my Bible.

Notice the simplicity in this verse. Even reading it brings a calm over me.

“So I will sing praises to your name,…”
When we take a quick look through Scripture we see this concept of singing praise to God brought up over and over. It’s something that he loves. It’s something that he invites us to do. It’s something that blesses us. Paul encouraged the Christians in Colosse to do this: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16, ESV).

“…as I perform my vows day after day.”
Faithful obedience. This is what is being brought to the forefront here. This is not a verse that brings us to a complex life-mission but rather a gentle invitation to faithful obedience as we walk with God for the rest of our lives. It’s truly the purpose for which we were created. It’s a commitment to obey God. It’s a commitment to faithfulness without any fanfare or applause. It’s just the simple commitment to follow and walk with Jesus. It’s personal. It’s something that we all do personally. And individual thing before our glorious Father.

So today, as you once again walk with him and obey him, rest. Just walk and stroll with Jesus as you sing praises to him about how amazing he is. Walk. Slow down. While I am constantly encouraging us to go and make disciples, fulfilling God’s great commission (Matthew 28:18-20), I also want to encourage us to simply walk with Jesus. Abide in him. Love him. Praise him. Obey him, every day, decision after decision. Enjoy him in the ordinary. And when you do, you’ll realize how beautiful the “ordinary” really is. It will take your breath away.

Love you all more than you know,

Comments 1

  1. Oh wow! After a weekend of volunteering for the Women’s Retreat and caring for Momma at the same time I needed this, so encouraging..Bestill,singpraises, rest in my ordinary

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