“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” (Psalm 23:6)
The Scriptures touch upon the highlights of the lives of men and women, whether it be in praise and glory to the name of the Living God or the sin and depravity of those who refused to honor Him. There are no accounts that I am aware of that speaks of one who woke up that morning and performed the normal morning routine, went to their place of employment and performed the repetitive routines required of them, returned home and did the deeds they did nearly every night before, and then went to bed preparing to repeat that same routine tomorrow.
There is little of those in the Word of God who loved the Lord while simply living a normal life.
“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.” (Psalm 98:4)
“Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” (1st Cor. 10:11)
Examples of continuance in faith towards Him whom we profess to love, whether the circumstances are dire and there seems to be no relief, or in the repetitive and sometimes monotonous performance of everyday life.
“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7)
It is just as much proof of a person’s love for the Lord Jesus Christ in those seasons of sameness, of performing the day-to-day routine continuously and without complaint as it is standing on the Rock of our salvation when the waves of turmoil beat against it.
To those who have been crucified with Christ the greatest disparaging moments of the world are nothing more than minor inconveniences, the strife and turmoil that assaults the wicked are seen by us as nothing more than small waves lapping upon our feet.
“For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:” (Job 19:25)
We will dwell in the house of the Lord forever, we will know, and should now in part, the fullness of joy in His presence, we will walk forever in the courts of the One who sits on the throne of eternity, we are not waiting to be hid in Christ, we are today. We are the righteousness of God in Christ.
To be conformed to the ways of the world is to know fear, and that in many forms, to be transformed by the renewing of our minds is to be released from fear, to know a peace that passes all understanding, to realize that things are not going to get better, but that they already did the moment you got up from your knees at the cross and began in love to follow Him who has called you to Himself.
The flesh, your old sinful nature and our adversary, will do all they can to disavow these truths, for the former knows that when you leave this earthly realm it will die forever, and Satan is well aware that he cannot stop the Almighty from directing your path to that final gate.
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)
If you have been saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ you will dwell in the house of the Lord forever, no one can alter that truth, for we are written in the palms of His hands.
Can you serve Him just as much in that daily, repetitive monotonous life as you do in the fire? Is your daily walk with the Most High just as fervent beside the still waters as it is when the storms begin to rage?
For some, those daily routines can be more dangerous to their walk with Him than when the waves begin to roar.
There should be peace in your heart at all times, for He who has promised is always faithful.