If someone asks you what you do for a living, how do you respond? Do you work outside of the home or are you a fulltime Household Strategist and Human Engineer? Whether you work in a corporate office or in a laundry room, you have routine things you do each week. Some things you have to do daily and they seem to hold no real value or purpose to them. You may even ask yourself “Why bother?”
Have you ever thought about the elements of communion before they got into the hands of Jesus? Somewhere someone thrashed grain for their family or to sell in the marketplace. A woman took the flour and made bread and baked it. She probably took it to the marketplace to sell. After all, people were traveling from all over to Jerusalem for Passover and would need bread for the feast. Someone harvested grapes from the field and brought them in to be crushed into wine. The wine had to be bottled and taken to market or stored at home. All of the hands who touched these elements before they got to Jesus were just doing their job. They had no idea how their routine tasks could and would impact the world for as long as the world existed.
The very things you do today could impact eternity in ways you could never imagine. Instead of getting frustrated or grumbling over our day to day routines, let’s commit them to the Lord, thus making them holy [Proverbs 16:3]. Anything that is set apart for the Lord becomes holy [Leviticus 20:26].
Colossians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,” This demonstrates how we can take the most routine task and use it for the glory of God. When we take anything and place it in the hands of the Lord, we can be assured it will be blessed and used to bless those it touches.
As you go about your daily routine today, hold your head high and work with purpose. Your actions may impact humanity for generations to come.