Work

Colossians 3:23-24 says “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Sometimes we look at our jobs and if we are not working in ministry or at a church we do not feel as if we are working for the Lord.  That is a misconception.  This verse shows us that.  It says “whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”  We are to work hard at whatever it is we do as if we are working for the Lord. I do not think God is too concerned with what our “work” is, but how we do it each day.

Are we working diligently and serving others?

Are we setting a good example?

Are we putting our hearts into what we are doing?

Are we being good stewards with the money God has allowed us to make?

I think if we need to focus more on our day to day and how we are working. We need to serve others right where we are. This doesn’t mean we cannot also be serving others in our church and be involved in ministry in our “off” time, but we need to realize that we are “working” for the Lord in every single thing we do, no matter what!

Safe

What a great title. I know I post a lot of videos to songs that I love, but I can’t help it. I love music and Christian music really inspires and comforts me. This song is no exception. It’s a great reminder of how much we are loved by Christ and how “safe” we are in His arms. Phil Wickham is the singer and songwriter, and Bart Millard (lead singer of MercyMe) is singing with him on the chorus. Bart is one of my favorite Christian singers and I think he makes this song even better.

Here is the song along with the lyrics.

Do You Really Follow The Word of God?

I mean really follow what it says on a daily basis, do you do that?  I know I try, but am I really focusing on doing what the Bible says all day everyday?  That’s a tough one.  I think I do sometimes, but other times I’m not so sure.

I love these two verses:

“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful”- Joshua 1:8

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock” – Matthew 7:24

It really couldn’t be any clearer.  God promises that we WILL succeed if we follow what He has told us in His word.  That’s it, just read the Bible (daily) and follow what He says to do.  It’s really pretty simple…right?  It should be, but why do I struggle with this?  I try to do things MY way, and they never work.  If I would just read, trust and obey every single day… imagine what God could do in and through me.

My prayer:

“God, please help me to stay out of your way each and everyday.  Help me to keep focused on Your Word and what it tells me to do.  Work within me and through me.  Keep me close to You and change my desires to match yours.  Amen.”