I don’t need a sign to tell me when I am on Hwy 50 in Garner, NC. For more than 30 years, this road has been a part of my life. Daily, I ride along the same roads. To and from work or the grocery store, I travel these roads so often that at times it seems as if my vehicle could maneuver them without me. Lost in thought I may see that I am farther down a street than I realized or not quite remember the last few curves or turns.
It can be easy to coast through life in this manner. Checking off daily items such as laundry or dishes, kissing your spouse goodbye or saying quick ‘I love you’ to children all as part of a daily routine. The importance of repetitive activities can get lost in the day-to-day. Yet, there is value in the daily routine; a mission field within the monotony. Family, friends, coworkers to share love and Jesus with as we go about our days. He has assigned great purpose within each task despite how simple or unimportant it may seem. There are blessings and challenges within every turn. But we can often miss them when we get caught up in the routine and coast rather than focus.
1 Chronicles 16:23 says, ‘Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.’ Are we singing to the Lord while we go about our daily tasks? Are we proclaiming His salvation day after day; simple task after simple task? We are to sing as we go, praising Him and proclaiming His salvation to all those in our daily paths. This goes for the new adventures as well as the well-known and worn paths we travel daily.