Do it all for the Lord

Shine Jesus

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

Paul was addressing slaves in this portion of his letter to the Colossians.  But how much more does it mean to us as women?

Do we not wear many hats?  Often too many?  Do we not at some point play the part of maid, nurse, mediator, chauffeur, counselor, hand-woman, errand girl… on top of our already busy roles as mom, wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, or friend?

Do you ever feel the impulse to scream “Calgon, take me away!”?

This verse from Colossians is the game changer.  What if instead of picking the clothes off the floor ONE MORE TIME for your child, you were doing it for God?

What if you were running errands for God; doing laundry for God; cleaning up spills or messes for God?  When you sign in, punch in, or report for work… what if it was to work for God?

Isn’t that the point?  Aren’t we supposed to do all things to honor and glorify Him?  Not just the big things, but the little things, too.

It was a game changer for me… I can grumble at my kids; I can roll my eyes at my husband; I can gripe about my boss.  But would I do those things to Christ?!  OF COURSE NOT!

1 Corinthians 15:58  Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

It is not in vain.  And I don’t just mean that your reward is waiting for you in heaven (which it is)… When your kids, your husband, your friends, or your boss see your work in the Lord, they see you shine Jesus.  And when they see you shine Jesus, their lives will be changed by your example.



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