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Do It Again

"Again, Daddy!"

I spin my daughter until I am about to puke, but she wants to go again. She doesn't grow tired or weary of doing the same thing. She doesn't get bored of watching Frozen 2 for the thousandth time at 5am when she wakes up before school. She never grows weary of singing "Into the Unknown." She wants to eat Mac and Cheese everyday. 

As a parent, I usually see that as a negative. I want her to see how another movie can be just as good, how a song can be just as catchy, and how my homemade dinner tastes better than microwave mac and cheese. 

But what if I need to be a little more like her? 

GK Chesterton once said: Because children have abounding vitality, they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say "Do it again", and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon.

Sometimes, as adults, we look for experiences that are greater than the next. We are like a drug addict that needs to add more drugs or different combinations to reach a new high. We have to invent new ways to sin because our normal sins don't scratch the itch. 

Sadly, we do the same thing when it comes to God. We want the song to make us feel the same way as the first time we heard it. We want the pastor's sermon to encourage us the same way it did last week. When it doesn't, we look for it in sin or in another church or experience. The monotony of life makes this even more apparent in our lives. We get tired of going to the same job, taking care of our kids, cleaning up the same mess. How can God be glorified if I am dissatisfied with the same old, same old? Will upgrading my house, my job, my life make it easier to glorify God? 

Hebrews 13:8 states that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” He doesn't get tired of caring and loving you. He does the same thing everyday. He upholds you by the word of His power. He sanctifies you, keeps you and cares for you. He's unchanging and glorifies the Father everyday by doing the same thing. So, do not grow weary in doing your job well. Jesus doesn't. Do not grow weary of loving your spouse. Jesus doesn't. Don't grow weary of raising your children. God doesn't. Don't grow weary in loving and serving the church. Jesus doesn't. 

One day we will be as consistent as Jesus and we will never get bored of glorifying God. For now, glorify Him in the mundane. And when you start a new day, ask God to do it again.

Article written by Armando Yzaguirre Jr., the Family Ministry Pastor at Fellowship Church.

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