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Colossians 3:17 (NLT) And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
That monthly report is due – again. The baby’s diaper needs changed – again. The toilet in the bathroom needs fixed – again. Oftentimes we see things such as these as distractions which are preventing us from participating inreal, good, and godly work.
But as was noted earlier this week, this passage communicates a principle which is vital for followers of Jesus to grasp: All of life is ministry. Not only that, but everything we do – writing the monthly report, changing the baby’s diaper, even fixing the toilet; it all can be done as if we’re doing it for Jesus Himself.
This means that every task, no matter how great or small, has a level of significance to it. The monthly report may reveal how the company can grow and have a more positive impact on the community. The baby has been created in the image of God, and needs close attention to grow and mature. Whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus.
READING & PRAYERS:
COLOSSIANS 3:17, 3:23-24, MARK 8:34-35
QUESTION: What do you think Jesus meant when He said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me?”
QUESTION: What do you need to do in order to see even the most mundane tasks as something important that you’re accomplishing for Jesus Himself?
Take a Step: Remember to continue utilizing the One Minute Pause app throughout the week. If possible, begin to explore and practice the 3, 5 or 10 minute pause to more deeply root yourself in Christ.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, today, I desire to be Your representative in everything I do and say. Help me to have an attitude toward others that says, “You are beautiful. You are important. I trust you. You can trust yourself.” This is a mark of what it really means to love others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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