Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering… Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what [God] wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. –Romans 12:1-2, MSG
We tend to overcomplicate most aspects of our lives, because our cultural norms tell us that bigger is better and more means more. Our relationships, our consumer habits, our connection with the planet, and even our church lives deserve our closer attention during this time of asking about what matters most. This also includes, of course, our spiritual lives. –Dustin Davis, Disarmingly Simple
- What parts of your life feel overcomplicated or overly influenced by cultural norms?
- What is calling for your closer attention in a season of asking, what matters most?
- Prayerfully dwell with Romans 12:1-2. What is God’s invitation to you in this text?