The enemy of the everyday

The Christian life is an everyday thing. I previously wrote a post describing how there is no day off, no vacation, for the true follower of Christ. This is a continuation of that post as I continue to grow in that understanding and think things through on this topic.

The enemy of our faith is the everyday mundane-ness of the Christian faith.

There is power and abundance and joy, for certain. There is security and love, compassion, forgiveness and acceptance.

But faithfulness is an everyday battle we must engage.

There’s a funny Nyquil commercial that’s going around, where a dad walks in to his baby’s room and says, “Dave, I’m sorry to interrupt, I gotta take a sick day tomorrow.” And then the commentator chimes in and says, “Dads don’t take sick days. Dads take Nyquil.”

It’s the same way in our Christian walk! The enemy of everyday is that it’s every day. We don’t get a break. We can’t take a day off.  We don’t get a sick day.

The encouraging news?

In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

It can be exhausting and discouraging and overwhelming to realize that we never get a day off. But take heart, because as we live in this world, God gives us rest and joy and courage. He gives us strength and endurance, and gives us the power to persevere.

Let the enemy of everyday drive you to the feet of Jesus. Take up His yoke and His burden. Keep your eyes focused on Christ and your everyday becomes just a little bit easier because it’s not under your own power but under the power given to you by the Holy Spirit.


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