This is the second book by John Mark Comer I’ve read and was a very timely read. Garden City is a book that I believe will resonate and connect with any one who finds themselves wondering if their job in life matters. I know for me, I often get wrapped up in the idea of “What’s next?” or in the mentality that God wants better for me. But what if where God has us is where we are meant to be? I believe God uses us where He plants us.
Garden City emphasis is that no matter what we do, everything, the most mundane, unimportant stuff in our life should be “for the glory of God.” John Mark reminds us we’re the image of God and our job is to make the invisible God visible, to mirror and mimic what He is like in the world. Whether our position is an assistant, parent, clerk, teacher, student, all of this matters and all of it should glorify God.
In life, we are God’s representative. People see God’s presence and beauty in how we live.
From personal experience, I found this book challenging. A lot of John Mark’s points hit home. I highly recommend this book if you are working an ordinary job and wasting your time and energy chasing the next “big thing.” God is in the business of equipping us for the work He has called us to and I believe it starts in our life doing the ordinary things we think are insignificant.
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