The Gospel Infuses Daily Activities with Meaning by Matt Perman

Originally Posted at Desiring God Blog…Some good thoughts to help us live every day for the glory of Jesus…PS.

The Gospel Infuses Daily Activities with Meaning
October 28, 2009  |  By: Matt Perman  |  Category: Commentary
Mark Driscoll has a great word in his book The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out Without Selling Out :

Every day, people eat, sleep, work, play, love, and hate, but they do not know why. Not knowing where they come from or to whom they are going, they lack the ability to make their lives meaningful.

Consequently, our culture is filled with “successful” people who are mired in anxiety and confusion because they do not know the point of all their toil. But the gospel reveals Jesus as Lord over all of life, who infuses even mundane tasks such as dishwashing with meaning as acts of worship.

This also makes me think of Stephen Curtis Chapman’s song “A Moment Made for Worshiping.” When you first hear the title of that song, you think he’s talking about a mountain top experience or miracle moment where everything is going so right that you can’t help but worship.

But instead, the first line of the song is: 6:30 Monday morning.

In other words, the ordinary moments of the everyday are the moments made for worshiping. Everything we do can and should be done as an act of worship. This infuses even the most mundane activities with meaning.

And, ironically, it rescues the more amazing moments from futility as well, for it turns out that even those moments derive their meaning not from themselves, but from God.

“So then, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).


One thought on “The Gospel Infuses Daily Activities with Meaning by Matt Perman

  1. I like this a lot.

    Thanks for responding to my comment with a post, and if this wasn’t an intentional specific response to my comment, thanks for being led by the Spirit.

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