All Things: Finding God in Ordinary Life
Can we really live our whole lives for God? We know we bring God glory when we study our Bibles, sing in church, or serve others. But what about all those in-between moments that make up the bulk of our lives? What about the moments when we're getting ready for the day, sitting in traffic, preparing meals, or even going on vacation? What about the ordinary moments of our lives? Can they, too, connect us to God and bring Him glory?
"My days involved normal things, like going to grad school, doing laundry, helping my husband with his youth ministry work. I could see how the youth ministry fit into the picture of the Christian life, but waht about reading novels required for my graduate English class? What about mopping the floor of the parsonage in which we lived? What about paying bills and shopping for clothes? Did those mundane, unspiritual activities fit into my Christian life? Did God care about them at all?"
The teaching of Scripture tells us that our whole lives are meant to be lived in God and for God. We are to love Him with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, and we are to do all things to His glory. In this six-week study, Kim Kirby explores what a life lived fully for God looks like, even in the ordinary moments of our lives. In studying the Scriptures and imagining how they might apply to the most mundane moments of our lives, we will begin to unlock the exciting truth that every moment can indeed bring us closer to God.
All Things is great for individual study or small groups and can easily be adapted to a 13-week Sunday school class.
Table of Contents
Can We Do All Things for God?
All Things In Work
All Things Body
All Things in Relationships
Spare Moments As An Invitation
Leisure As Part of All Things?
About the Author
Kim Kirby graduated from Lipscomb University with a BA in English and received her Master's degree in English from the College of Charleston. Having been a youth minister's wife for over a decade, she now enjoys serving in children's ministry at her church and homeschooling her own two children. She and her family live in Nashville, Tennessee.
by Kim Kirby
Publisher: 21st Century Christian
Size: 6 x 9