There are moments in the day to day living that my testimony feels stale or tired. I am not referring to my past testimony, but the current one that I am allowing God to write. I remember the excitement when I first became a Christian. I also remember many highs along with several really deep lows. Both have caused me to celebrate who Christ has been in those moments. The high moments cause me to recklessly rejoice in His goodness. In the low moments, I have been desperate to cling to Him out of exhaustion coupled with faith.
I have felt that my testimony seems a little ho-hum….maybe a little boring. So, what do you do when you aren’t in a valley or on a mountain top? What do we do when it feels like we are just walking around? Level ground should feel solid and secure, right? However, the journey to the valley and the climb to the mountain top at least allow me to measure my faith a little better.
When I think about Christ, there is no doubt that His crucifixion must have seemed like a really low moment. On the flip side, His resurrection was absolutely the mountain top moment of his life. But, stop and think about all He did in the years that He was just “walking around”. What did He do? Oh, He just performed miracle after miracle. That’s all. What seemed like the ordinary really became extraordinary.
The same Christ lives inside of us and we need to embrace the walking around in our life to see the ordinary for what it really is. This week I read Chris Tiegreen’s following words: (he is my favorite devotional author)
“Jesus wasn’t refreshed simply by doing more work. That’s an exhausting way to try to live. He wasn’t refreshed by getting back in touch with the Spirit, as though He had been out of touch before. No, the Spirit was fully present in Jesus at all times. But when the Spirit manifested the work of God through Jesus in an encounter with a woman at the well, He was energized. That’s what happens when the Presence gets stirred up. We get filled with His enthusiasm and strength. Scripture is clear that God has zeal for specific purposes and plans. And when we line up with God’s purposes for us, we are re-energized too.” -Experiencing God’s Presence
As our faith grows and our relationship matures, God can do some powerful stuff that may seem ordinary to you and me. Keep walking and trusting during the ho-hum moments and be ready. He is always up to something!