The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him. (NIV) Luke 9:37
Peter, James and John had just witnessed a supernatural scene. Jesus had been transformed. . . the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. . . Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. . . a cloud appeared and enveloped them . . . the voice of God came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him” . . . and then suddenly the disciples were alone with Jesus again (Luke 9:28-36). Not your everyday kind of experience!
But as wonderful as the mountain top experience was, the next morning, Jesus and His disciples descended back into the “real world”. And they returned to much the same scene as they left, people wanting something from them. You see, our character is shaped on the mountain top. . . but our ministry is lived out in the real world.
Are you waiting for God to use you in some spectacular way? Start living out your faith in your day to day activities. God wants our character shaped during our times with Him to be seen in the routine of our regular lives. There’s no job, no life, no activity, no work, no routine, that is too mundane that the touch of God cannot turn it into a reflection of Himself!