Everything We Do

Colossians 3:23, Do everything as unto the Lord,
“Abraham expressed his faith by packing his bags and moving. David administered a kingdom. Jesus pounded nails on a carpenter’s bench. Paul made friends, sewed tents, planned journeys, and raised funds for the poor in Jerusalem. Through such ordinary deeds the kingdom of God advanced. What they did mattered less than why and for whom. In creation, in incarnation, in all acts on earth, God hallows the ordinary.”     Philip Yancey *

Every day we make choices: 
  • to work diligently or lazily 
  • to be considerate or rude 
  • to neglect or nourish our relationship with the Lord
  • to excuse or repent of our sins 
You might have influence over hundreds of employees or two toddlers. You may decide how your company spends $2,000,000 or how your family spends $20. 

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” because God cares about the ordinary and extraordinary duties of our lives. (Colossians 3:23).  

* Rumours of Another World, Philip Yancey, Zondarvan, copyright 2003, Page 231 

 
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6 comments:

  1. Just wanted to drop you a note and tell you I enjoy your biblelovenotes! :) thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tracy. It's always an encouragement to hear that! Bless you, Gail

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  2. It would make a huge difference if we viewed the things we do, through the eyes of Jesus. Those things which appear to be insignificant when viewed through our eyes, are actually things that matter a great deal to the Lord. When we do what ever we do, no matter how great or small, we should always do those things as unto the Lord! God bless you! I enjoyed the post!

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    Paulette

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    1. So true, Paulette. The small things are often the big things spiritually. Bless you, Gail

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  3. Very true! Boy, have I made some poor choices lately! I am thankful that His mercies are new every morning! Thank you for linking at Thrive @ Home!

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  4. This is a very thought provoking post...and one we ought to consider each day. Thank you for the reminder to do the more difficult tasks now so we may reap the rewards later on. Thank you for linking up!!

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