The life of faith is both less and more remarkable than many Christians know. It’s less because the Christian life has never been about jumping off temples but about the daily grind of obedience. It’s more because anyone can hop a plane to Trinidad, drive to the state capitol, or spend money they don’t have. But to love your neighbor day after day after ordinary day—that requires an act of God.
Wittmer’s point is that it is actually harder to be faithful to God in what appears to be small and insignificant areas. We think the sign that God is at work in our lives is whether we have received a vision in the night or developed deep profound insight about an issue.
We may even think that we are serving God more fully if we decide to become pastors, evangelists, apostles and any other "christian" title we may find. When we look at people in those positions, and then look at our own daily grind with work and juggling many priorities our hearts may sink low.
In fact, as Paul David Tripp helpfully observed here our biggest battles are in the small ordinary moments of life. If this is true, then surely our biggest calling are also in precisely the ordinary not the showbiz supernatural of modern Christian television. Nor is it in what many may regard as "full time" Christian service.
The real question for all of us is - how are we being faith in what we have now? This question is important from the house wife to prophet, from the business executive to the evangelist, from the unemployed to the employed church pastor.
Why are we tempted to see our biggest calling as that of being a missionary, pastor or evangelist?
Copyright © Chola Mukanga 2013