Common Sanctification

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“Our sanctification did not depend on changing our works, but in doing that for God’s sake which we commonly do for our own.” (The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence)

This stopped me in my tracks this morning. May it encourage you as well. God is here with us in every ordinary moment of our day. Peace, joy, and contentment come from serving Him faithfully in those ordinary moments. Washing the dishes without grumbling but with thankfulness. Cooking meals with a heart that finds joy in nourishing the souls that eat them. Dealing with sibling squabbles with patience, rather than with irritation, being fully present. Engaging fully with the husband at the end of the day instead of focusing on my own exhaustion. We do not have to search out “radical” ways to serve God. We can serve Him faithfully in every radically ordinary moment of every day.

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