Faith in Everyday Life
How does your faith affect your everyday life? Or does it have an impact on your day to day affairs? (I would love to hear your answers in comments). You see, there are studies that states that faith that is not connected to everyday life deteriorates easily. We wouldn’t want that, would we? What to do then? How can we connect faith to everyday life?
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. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. (Romans 12:1-2, MSG, emphasis added)
It is a matter of surrender. We need to give our lives as they are to God, invite Jesus to do whatever he wants in our lives. Mainly it is about fixing our attention on God and not on ourselves.
If Jesus is the Lord of our life, we need to let him be the boss. If Jesus is the Master of our life, we need to let him guide us in our everyday decisions. If Jesus is the King of our hearts, we need to let him lead us in every area of our lives.
There are many ways how to connect faith to our everyday lives. Each Christian does it a bit differently. But the main thing is to be intimately connected to Jesus and pay attention to his guidance. It sure is easy to get lost in the affairs of this world. But that only brings chaos into our lives. Only Jesus can give us abundant life.
In order to grow spiritually, we need to see how much faith matters in our everyday life. We need to experience the power of prayer. We need to see how faith enables us to love and forgive, how faith empowers us to endure suffering, how faith equips us to hope when things look very hopeless.
Every Christian can experience these benefits of faith, they are all available through faith in Jesus. We just need to put our faith in practice. If you believe in God, make him the center of your life. If you believe in the power of prayer, pray like never before.
God is not hiding, he wants to be found. He wants to interact with you 24/7. God wants to be your everything. God wants to bring faith, love, hope, joy, and peace into your everyday life. It’s all yours by faith. Now go and put your faith in practice and delight in it!
Thank you for wanting to be my everything.
Thank you for caring about my everyday life.
Show me how to live my life with you.
Fill my life with faith, hope, love, joy, and peace.
Guide me, equip me, use me for your glory.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: How does your faith affect your everyday life? What are your best tips for faith-filled living?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you learn to put your faith in practice!
Image courtesy of Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Looking up, Sharing His Beauty, Small Wonders.
9 thoughts on “Faith in Everyday Life”
I definitely have to connect my faith to my everyday life, otherwise I wouldn’t feel it was a faith at all. It’s all God or nothing. Without him, I’m done for. That doesn’t mean I always choose his ways! But I do know they are best. Thanks for asking and getting us to think, Mari-Anna! Have a blessed week.
That’s how I feel too, Lisa. Thanks for visiting and commenting, my friend. Blessings to you too! Revel in Him!
Oh yes… I love this and purpose to live this in my every day life as well! Worship and prayer are ongoing in my everyday routine. Often times I wake up seemingly midsentence in conversation with the Lord. I think I talk to Him all night long as I sleep! 😉 And my waking hours are much the same! I have seasons where I am disciplined in the Word daily or am involved in Bible studies and small groups and of course leading a church will bring you to your knees often too – but no matter what activities fill my day, always – what I seek first and often through out the day, is His Presence!
Sounds awesome, Karrilee! I love the idea of having an ongoing conversation with God while we sleep. The more I live in Christ, the happier I am. Thanks for your thoughtful and inspiring comment. Abundant blessings to you!
Can you believe how practical and conversational The Message presents Paul’s words in Romans 12? Whenever I hear them I can imagine him thinking about his beloved spiritual children as he wrote. Yes, the Christian life is a very “sleeping, eating, going to work, walking around” sort of thing, and the more we realize that the more we will glorify God.
Well said, Michele! That’s why I love the Message version! It’s so authentic. Thanks so much for your comment. God bless you!
I love that passage in the Message version. I find that good community helps me bring faith to everyday life. Looking forward to meeting with my Spiritual Director tomorrow.
Oh, yes! Thanks, Kelly, for reminding all of us of the importance of community in faith life. So essential! Finding a good Spiritual Director is a blessing for sure. May God continue to bless you and keep you!