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Whatever You Do, Do It For Him

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from 1 Corinthians 10:31, ” So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God. “

Background

Did you enjoy your breakfast this morning? Maybe today is the day of the week when you do something special for breakfast rather than have the same old stuff you always have. Or if you’re not a breakfast person, was your coffee all that you hoped it would be? These little pieces of our day go a long way in determining whether we would say we had a good day or not. A special meal or a treat from a coffeehouse seems to lift us out of the humdrum routine of our day and open our eyes to the joy and excitement that so easily gets lost as we go about life. And when we treat ourselves to something special, it’s easy to thank God for His kindness and remember how marvelously He blesses us. That attitude, however, can get lost as we eat our boring oatmeal or have our regular cup of coffee every day at the kitchen table.

Application

And much to our shame, that attitude can get lost even as we are about our Father’s business. Our prayer time, for example, is meant to be a sweet time of fellowship and communion with the God who conceived us, designed us, made us, and loves us. But since we’re all so busy, we may actually glorify God more with our coffee treat than in our prayer life. Praying, like our oatmeal, can turn into a routine that fills a block of time and performs a certain function. But is it glorifying the God who has given us direct access to Himself? He certainly wants to bless us and heal our loved ones and give us direction, but is that all He wants to hear from us? Does He sit waiting for us to be with Him so we can read Him our prayer list each day? We mustn’t let our spiritual acts lose their intent and turn into acts of superficiality. Similarly, if this is the 500 th consecutive Sunday you will attend church, then I praise God for your faithfulness. But when you walk in and sit down this weekend, try to do it like it’s the very first time. Get up that morning and make it all about glorifying God. Nothing else. Don’t let anything else drive you to church other than His magnificent glory. Not guilt, not habit, not a wish list. Do it all for the glory of God.

Charge

As we seek Him today, make it all about His glory. Let that one concept alone fill your minds for a while.


Rich Holt / Originally Published on : BCWorldview.org

Also published on : Medium.com.

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