Paul who? Paul in the bible 🙂 Which I guess means that actually God said it too but it’s always nice to put a face to a name.
Anyway, after thinking yesterday about you being you and what that might really look like, I got to pondering on what that might really, really look like.
In practical terms.
I know I already said that you don’t have to do anything, specifically, and I stand by that. It left me wondering though, what does God think of me being me? And you being you?
And if he really doesn’t need you and me to ‘do’ anything, what should life look like on a day to day basis? (Using the word ‘should’ very loosely of course. You might know already just how much I loathe that particular word!)
And what would you know it, as if by magic (another of those wonderful God-incidences) one of my favourite ideas in the bible popped into my head. (Not word for word, I had to go look it up.)
It’s from Romans 12 (which Paul wrote, hence the subject line of this blog post.)
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:
Take your everyday ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.”
It also reminded me of that quote from About Time that I love so much:
“We’re all travelling through time together, every day of our lives,
All we can do is do our best, to relish, this remarkable ride.”
Paul added in the ‘God helping you’ bit of course. But essentially they both say the same thing:
Life is a gift from God. Treasure every moment of it.
God doesn’t need anything from you. He’s giving you the gift of today and if you can embrace it, every part of it, even the seemingly mundane and pointless bits, that’s what makes him smile.
Everything is spiritual. All of it is worship.
As I said yesterday, but it bears repeating:
“Be you. Kind and wonderful and loving you.”