“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” ~Colossians 3:17
That means I’ll spend the morning cleaning our master bathroom, catching up on laundry, and getting the house back in order after the weekend.
It’s not the stuff of legends, won’t make the front page of the newspaper, or even earn me a “Mom of the Year” award. No one outside of my family will know what I accomplished today.
But I can do these tasks – and any other task ahead of me today – as to the Lord. I can choose to tackle these mundane chores with a grumbling spirit or a servant’s heart. And when I do them as to the Lord, I’m bringing glory to Him.
Not only should I do all these things in His name, but also give thanks while I do them. What can I be thankful for in the midst of spraying and scrubbing and switching laundry loads? A family to serve, clothes to wear, a house to clean, physical strength, and so much more.
Whatever it is we’re doing today – taking a child to the doctor’s office or grocery shopping or making lunch – let’s embrace it as our calling and do it for Him. After all, we’re serving the King.
An excellent reminder, Tracey… we can never have too many reminders like this. It's so important.
I really focus on this while doing the chores I hate most, esp. dishes!