So how does one go from being ordinary as a house mom to being ordinary with radical faith? My ordinary just looks different now. My faith is largely the same.
My current ordinary prays for shattered bones in the ankle of a Buddhist woman in Myanmar and she is healed. My ordinary now has scuba dived through sunken WW2 ships in the Philippines, in the underwater ancient port of Caesarea in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Gulf of Aqaba between Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. I dove in the Caribbean and in Cuba. I ski the Continental Divide and have summited Mount Kinabalu on the island of Borneo in Asia.
My ordinary organizes regional pastors’ conferences globally and I bring teams to teach about God’s heart for the disabled. I bring a better way for autism intervention (RDIconnect.com) into regions of the world with the least access training professionals and parents alike. My ordinary has presented at secular national Autism conferences.
But I’m still the same. Absolutely ordinary. I never had to graduate to super-spiritual or even super-rich. I mean, how much more spiritual can a person get than hosting the presence of the living God?
As one who has committed your life to Christ, You host His presence— now!
My toddler-mom friend Jessica is called to what sounds extraordinary but is living what feels ordinary. With the faith to move mountains she is currently moving mountains of laundry.
Jessica adds: “It’s all eternal.”
Modeling self/soul care: eternal
Hosting the Presence in the grocery store: eternal
Enjoying the Presence whilst doing dishes: eternal
Loving and serving a husband with the honor and love of Christ: eternal
This is our life in Him. Ordering cabinets. Doing car line. Bringing Christ into our bedrooms and to our dinner tables and dreaming with God about how to impact the world around us because of His goodness within.
His Presence and empowerment are EXACTLY the same no matter how our ordinary looks in our current season of life.
We never have to “arrive”. We are exactly who we are, and we carry the God of the universe who owns everything and thinks great big and takes our ordinary and adds His spectacular.