Everyday Jesus

 —  April 11, 2014 — Leave a comment

God is a part of our everyday lives more than we realize.

And when I say “everyday lives,” I mean that in its simplest, most plainest terms.

What makes God great isn’t just that he cares enough about great things to enter into them… but that he cares enough about small things to enter into them, too.

cell-phoneAuthor and teacher Dallas Willard wrote about this aspect of Jesus in his book The Divine Conspiracy:

“If he were to come today as he did then, he could carry out his mission through most any decent and useful occupation. He could be a clerk or accountant in a hardware store, a computer repairman, a banker, an editor, doctor, waiter, teacher, farmhand, lab technician, or construction worker. He could have run a housecleaning service or repair automobiles.

In other words, if he were to come today he could very well do what you do.

He could very well live in your apartment or house, hold down your job, have your education and life prospects, and live within your family surroundings and time. None of this would be the least hindrance to the eternal kind of life that was his by nature and becomes available to us through him.”

How about it?

  • In what ways is God a part of the most dirt-level, common part of your life, right now?
  • In what ways might you need to pause and thank Him for that?


Rick Lawrence’s great little book 99 Thoughts on Jesus-Centered Living is on sale today (Saturday) only for 50% off!

As you read the pages of this book, you’ll encounter habits for changing the way you relate to Jesus, ideas for pursuing a dependent relationship with him, strategies for moving away from our culture’s false ideas of him, and questions to chew on as you realign your life into a Jesus-centered orbit.

When your life truly revolves around Jesus, the people around you will find rescue from pain and worry and hopelessness and emptiness and loneliness and purposelessness. Instead of a boring, predictable exercise, life will become a grand, breathless adventure. And if your orbit comes so close to Jesus that you can see him and taste him and smell him, watch out—your world will change forever.


Just saw that Rick Lawrence released a 30-minute training workshop called Jesus-Centered Living. It is some good stuff and might be something you can use with your team and/or for your own personal development.