Alfred Hitchcock said that movies are “life with the dull bits cut out.”
Even in our shows that try to be “live” or mimic real-life schedules, you don’t watch Jack Bauer fill up his truck with gas on 24 or see the doctors on a medical drama filling out insurance appeals. Live PD doesn’t devote airtime to officers attending mandatory training sessions! The mundane is just that—mundane and boring.
Sometimes we are biased against the “dull bits.” We don’t realize how important they are. After all, most of life is ordinary, isn’t it?
Have you noticed that scripture is interested in all of life? “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17)
“In all your ways acknowledge him…” (Proverbs 3:6)
“Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.” (Hebrews 13:15)
If you want to be a more committed disciple of Jesus, you’d do well not to focus on the extraordinary moments of sacrifice and service. Focus on the dull bits that others want to cut out!