Mundane Moments: Where the Character of Life is Set

Consider this quote by Paul David Tripp from his book, Age of Opportunity:

There simply are not many grand moments of life, and we surely don’t live life in those moments.  No, we live in the utterly mundane.  We exist in the bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways of life.  This is where the character of our life is set.  This is where we live the life of faith (p. 60).

In light of this reality ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I believe the grand moments of life are more important than the mundane ones?  If so, why do I think this?
  • How much focus and energy do I devote to the mundane moments of life versus the energy and focus I devote to planning for the grand moments or wishing they would be repeated?
  • Am I the same person in the mundane moments of life as I am in the grand moments?  If not, what’s the difference… and why the difference?
  • Does the Bible distinguish between grand moments and mundane moments?  Biblically speaking, what should be true of me in both the grand and the mundane?
  • What are some practical things I can do to make better use of the mundane moments of life for the glory of God and the good of the people he has placed in my context?

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About Brent Osterberg

Ransomed sinner, husband to Keri, father to the kiddos three, associate pastor at Calvary Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX, and lover of most things epic. View all posts by Brent Osterberg

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