DAY IN. DAY OUT. REPETITION.
THE DAILY HABITS OF FAITHFULNESS ARE WHERE THE SURRENDER IS SEALED. IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, THE CHOICE FOR JESUS WAS DIFFICULT, BUT NOT ONE HE HADN'T MADE BEFORE. HE WAS ACCUSTOMED TO REGULARLY BOWING HIS AGENDA TO HIS FATHER. WHEN THE MOMENT CAME TO EITHER HIGH TAIL AND RUN TO THE HILLS OR STEP INTO ALIGNMENT WITH SACRIFICIAL SURRENDER, HIS TRACK RECORD OF OBEDIENCE WAS AS UNBLEMISHED AS HIS HEART. THE CHOICE FOR YOU WAS NOT EASY, BUT IT WAS SIMPLE. JESUS DID THE SAME THING THAT HE HAD DONE EVERY DAY OF HIS LIFE. HE SAID YES. YES TO THE HEART OF HIS FATHER. YES TO LOVING HEART, SOUL, MIND AND STRENGTH. A PREMEDITATED, WILLFUL, CONSCIOUS YES THAT STARTED BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.
PATTERNS. ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER DILIGENCE. Ordinary compliance.
That's where the obedience actually happens. It rarely is in the massive moments, typically that's just courage dressed up. It's the Daily routine of doing the hard thing. The no quit. The early morning discipline. The late night Fervor. That's where Obedience looks like submission. That's where faith is worked out and the Lord crafts the heart. That where the steel enters your spine and CALLUSES form on your knees. that's Where the deep-rooted decisions are made.
When we are routinely accustomed to abandon our lives to JEsus in the very small - over and over AND over - the relinquish in the substantial is simply muscle memory.
Don't disregard the daily. There are miracles waiting for you in the mundane.
Tara is Greg's girl, mom to two sons of thunder, a hunger fighter, big dreamer and worship pastor at seacoast church.