Friday, September 28, 2007

The Seventh Thing to do for Jesus

7. “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17NIV).

Thinking about all that we do in the grand name of Jesus causes us to ask some questions about how we spend our day. How can I do my job or serve my family in the name of Jesus? Is there a way my recreation can be done in Jesus’ honor? Analysis of our daily actions and a regular check on our priorities will go a long way in helping us obey. Personally, I have a hard time wrapping my brain around this one—whatever—do all. Does this mean we even do our dishes in the name of the Lord?

One of the most wonderful things about Jesus can be found in the fact that while attempting to serve him by doing these seven perfect things, he provides the strength we need to do them. In God’s amazing grace, he continually turns the blessings back on us. Simple, consistent obedience on our part delivers satisfaction beyond our wildest imagination. Let’s work together doing perfect things for a perfect God.

I hope you have enjoyed this seven-part article. Colossians sure has inspired me. I have another idea brewing that I will share with you soon. Always Listen, Susan

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