To often we compartmentalize our faith walk with the Lord. It seems easy to worship Him on Sunday, but come Monday…well that is work after all right? Nope, not right. In Colossians 3:23 and 24 Paul tells us, “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.”
One of the biggest reasons the Romans decided to make Christianity the official religion of the empire was how they treated the poor and downtrodden of society. Christians were doing a much better job than the government for no reason other than an expression of worship to the Lord.
Imagine if we did everything in life, all work, how we talk and treat our spouse, children, friends, family, co-workers or the random person X you meet in line at WalMart, as if they were Jesus, it would radically change the perception people have of Christ followers and you as an individually.
Our actions speak volumes, worship Him in everything you do.
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by Charis Hillman Brown
“And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.” -Col 3:17
Imagine with me for a moment that every Christian on earth had a revelation of the “in everything” principle. What if we asked ourselves, at every moment, “Is what I?m doing now worshipping God? Does what I do glorify Him?”
When we see worship as not only the lifting of our hands and voices on Sunday morning, life takes on a whole new meaning.
Avodah (Ah?-voe-dah) is a Hebrew word used in the Bible that has two distinct yet intertwined meanings: work and worship. Colossians confirms this in chapter 3, verses 23 and 24: “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.”
If we saw everything we did as either an opportunity to worship God, or an opportunity to refuse Him and allow evil into the world, I would hypothesize we might gain a new understanding of what it truly means to be a Christian.
If we’re worshipping God in our work, we’re not cheating on the expense reports. If we’re worshipping God in school, we’re not cheating on a test. And if we’re worshipping God in our marriages, we’re not cheating on our spouse – we’re loving them as Christ loved the church, His people.
Are you worshipping God… in everything? Pray today that God would give you the strength and courage to serve Him in everything.