Do you best in all things

Good morning everyone,
 
Our theme for this month: “Personal Responsibility”
 
Our Bible verse for today: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
 
Our thought for today: “Do your best in all things”
 
Today is Monday and for many of us it’s the beginning of a new work week. Colossians 3:23 is a verse that many of us use as inspiration and motivation to work hard and to be the best employee we can be, and that is a good application of that verse.
 
But Colossians 3:23 doesn’t just describe an attitude we should have with respect to our work. We should apply it to all aspects of life – including relationships, managing finances, taking care of our health, and more. Our attitude should be that we will do our best and be our best in all areas of life. Most importantly, that should include our spiritual life.
 
Unfortunately, many of us pay more attention to and put more effort into other aspects of life than we do to our spiritual growth. The Bible scholar and author, Os Guinness observed, “The trouble is that as modern people we have too much to live with and too little to live for … In the midst of material plenty, we have spiritual poverty.”
 
Ouch. Yes. Many of us are living in spiritual poverty. We’re doing pretty well in terms of material things, entertainment, physical fitness, finances. We’re doing well in those areas because we apply ourselves to them and work hard at them. But spiritual maturity? Less so. Many are living a life of spiritual poverty because we just don’t give it the same attention and the same effort as we do the rest of life.
 
This morning I want to encourage all of us to think deeply and prayerfully about Paul’s instruction in Colossians 3:23 as it applies to our spiritual lives. Then, ask God to show you if you need to do a better job of practicing your faith. We should give our best effort to all areas of life, but especially to being a good disciple of Christ.
 
God bless,
Pastor Jim  
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