Mundane Monday

Monday. coffeemundaneWhat a day! We sigh, we curse, we cry – it’s back to work for most of us. Starting the cycle of another week, so we cling on untill we reach Friday.

But Monday following Sunday is the second day of the week. Monday is actually a good day. On Sunday began a new week and a new life – the Son rose from the dead! And on Monday we can enjoy the warmth and light of the Son by setting our eyes upon the blazing beauty of Jesus. Resurrection brings hope back to our Mondays and every other day of the week.

So then, why Mundane Monday? Living in light of the resurrection seems far from Mundane. Yet I think Jesus brings hope to our mundane, He cooked and ate and walked with friends and did bible studies after his resurrection. It brings a new definition to what we deem as spiritual. Eating, drinking, washing, walking, cleaning, chatting can all be wonderfully full of life and be enjoyed as people in Christ.

The super spiritual of us could ask –

Which is more important: eating, sleeping, reading the bible, going to work, spending time with friends or going to a prayer meeting?

In Christ, all of these are wonderfully important. None of them more spiritual than the other. Some days require a priority of some in order to function in the day. But in Jesus all of these can be enjoyed, because out of the flow of the heart comes praise to the Father for allowing such things in our lives to be done. If my heart is filled with bitterness then it results in none of these being enjoyed and I become a slave to them all. (Which results in having a list of spiritual importance because I think it gets me points or make me a better Christian)

So if your Monday feels Mundane then rejoice. May your eating, sleeping, cleaning, going to the post office, dropping kids off at school, writing coursework, reading your bible and drinking coffee all be done in light of the resurrection. Enjoying the things the Father gives you and giving thanks to Him. If you find your heart struggling then come back and gaze upon Jesus. Isn’t he wonderful? He is the source of your joy so that you can do all things with thanksgiving.

1 Corinthians 10:31

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.


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