Each week, Bec and Jeziel ask local leaders and pastors, to share an inspirational message.
This week Jess Magowan, Associate Pastor at Inglewood Community Church, encouraged us to look for God even in the mundane. Pastor Jess has been juggling between her job and being a first time mum to her 6-month-old baby. “One minute I’m on a call, next minute I’m changing a poopy nappy.” On her first day back at work her baby woke up early while she was in a meeting. She fed him and later noticed brown marks on her pants. “I was like oh my goodness. What do you do in that moment you just laugh it off.”
But through balancing these two jobs, she has notice some tasks feel more ‘glamourous’ and important than others. “Where is God in them and how do I see God in what feels like the 100th nappy that day.” When she was feeling discouraged her sister sent her ‘A Liturgy for Changing Diapers’.
“So this little act of diapering-though in form sometimes felt like as base drudgery. Might be better described as one of ten thousands acts by which I am actively creating a culture of compassionate service and selfless love to shape the life of this family and this beloved child. So take this unremarkable act of necessary service, O Christ, and in your economy let it be multiplied into that greater outworking of worship and of faith. A true investment in the incremental advance of your kingdom across generations.”
The ordinary acts we do everyday like changing diapers or washing the dishes can actually be beautiful acts of worship and faith for the advancement of God’s kingdom. Let us know your thoughts by texting or messaging us on socials. Listen to the full chat below!