Set on simmer in my mind for some time now, has been the question of the Christian life for “normal” people.
Perhaps it’s easy to imagine what the Christian life might look like for those who are firmly committed to the life and work of the church, those who commit themselves, vocationally, to church or parachurch ministries. The increase of God’s Kingdom in our lives, we imagine, results in more people in church, more people coming to know Christ, more powerful worship, more people committing themselves to the service of the church, etc.
It doesn’t take mental gymnastics, however, to consider what might actually happen if everyone actually did commit themselves to the service of the church. We’d have fewer people left to grow food, build homes, sell clothes, etc. In short, our worlds would fall apart.
So I have this question. What does the Kingdom of God look like for the bank teller as a bank teller? What would it mean for the landscaper to grow more into the image of Christ as a landscaper? How might the Lord’s increased influence in a biochemist’s life affect her work as a biochemist? Or insert yourself and your vocation into the question. What might it look like for you to partner intimately with the Lord in what you do on a daily basis?