Do Everything for the Lord
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.Colossians 3:23-24
If we seek to do everything as doing it for the Lord, we will be reflecting Christ. We will also do our best with the Lord’s divine help. If we develop the habit of doing everything for the Lord, it can enable us to remain close to the Lord and away from sinful behavior. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5 ESV) We depend on the Lord’s guidance when we minister to others. He will give us the words and scriptures that need to be heard by the people to whom we are ministering. We minister to the world because we are motivated by our love for the Lord and our love for people. When we do everything for the Lord, we tend do everything better. If we do things for man, we may not do our best, but doing everything for the Lord we do our best with His divine help. We are now reflecting Christ to the world as servants of the Lord.
We live in a changing world, but when we do everything for the Lord it brings less change to our lives. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) Living for Christ, doing everything as doing it for the Lord, brings peace and comfort from the Lord.
Do everything as doing it for the Lord reveals our divine reason for living– reflecting Jesus to the world and being a light for Christ. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 NASB95) We are a light on a hill reflecting Jesus to the world.
Today, seek to do everything as doing it for the Lord, and you will be serving the Lord by reflecting Christ. Pray for the Lord’s help and divine guidance to do everything for the Lord.
Prayer: Lord, let the Spirit remind me to do everything for you and help me to reflect Christ in everything I do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.