While preparing for the presentation last week in Seattle, I was reading through a few books. My friend, Kary Oberbrunner, has a book called The Fine Line that really goes deep on studying our worldview / application of faith. I was studying the model that I’ve illustrated for you in the image used here. It’s something I haven’t really given much thought to before.
Some people have tried to tell me that the work we do might be given to us from God, but it in itself isn’t a spiritual practice (sacred). I’ve seen God work through it, so let me shoot that suggestion down quickly. Sometimes I have fallen into the trap of a Dualistic View, believing that I go to church on Sunday to be “Sacred” and that the rest of the week I am left to doing what I do or being “Secular”. That’s not how God made us, and that includes everything we do (1 Corinthians 10:31).
He made us in His image, to go through life as if it were all “Sacred”. If the God we serve has created and is interested in all things, then how can we try to keep Him fenced in to just moving on Sundays? This is one big reason why blogging, service, and fellowship throughout the week are important. It’s the actual practice of allowing God to move in and speak through us all. I’ll continue more in the future with this model. One blog can’t come close to studying all of it, LOL. How have you been able to see the things God has you “doing” as either “Sacred or Secular”?
PRAYING for my grandfather (fell yesterday down a few steps on way out of house, but seems to be alright). PRAISING God for providing new work just yesterday.