“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Colossians 3:17

Think about how much of your life is made up of big experiences like graduations, weddings, births, or deaths. Now think about how much of your life is filled with ordinary, routine events: washing dishes, commuting to and from work, running errands, and so on.

We read stories in Genesis and might think that a person’s spiritual life should consist of momentous worship experiences and inspiring acts of faith. But if you take Abraham, for example, and look at his long life, you can count on one hand the number of major epiphanies of God he experienced. In reality, he was working out his faith in everyday life, just as you and I do.

All of our days—even the mundane ones—are filled with little opportunities. The Lord is with us as we bear with others or face conflict, as we carry out small acts of kindness, while we offer up prayers throughout the day, as we serve our families or those in need. The everyday matters that seem insignificant to us are the many occasions God uses to shape us and make us more like Jesus.

Scripture Focus

Colossians 3:1-17


Did you know that God uses “little things” to shape you? How will you meet God in the “little things” today?

Bible In A Year

  • Ecclesiastes 1-2
  • Psalm 63
  • John 2-3