Not every believer will become a world-renowned theologian who can explain difficult texts with ease and accessibility, or an impoverished missionary bringing God’s Word to a completely unreached and hostile people-group, or a hugely successful evangelist who sees thousands of people come to Christ through his ministry. However, every believer can be faithful where he is and in whatever he is called to. These are the successes that matter eternally, unlike our temporal earthly achievements applauded by man.
Paul writes in 1 Corinthians:
“So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” - 1 Corinthians 10:31
As believers, we are to glorify God with our everyday lives. What does this look like?
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a doctor, a pastor, or a retail associate -- we all have the same command and mission. Jesus tells us that the first and greatest command is to love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind, and that the second is like it. To love our neighbor as ourselves. (Matthew 22:34-40). Jesus also gives us our mission which is to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
What does obedience to Jesus look like in the everyday? We can love God with all of our hearts, souls, and minds by praying and studying His Word. We can love our neighbors by serving them, meeting needs, and putting others before ourselves. We can make disciples by sharing the gospel and having intentional gospel conversations with those we encounter -- whether they’re our children at home, coworkers, or acquaintances in our neighborhood.
We can also approach all we do in our everyday lives with an attitude of thankfulness. Colossians 3:17 says:
“And whatever you do in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
What can you pray and thank God for? Who can you pray for to meet Jesus? What scriptures are you studying and meditating on? What intentional gospel conversations are you having with the people around you? Who are you serving and what needs are you helping meet? Who are you encouraging in their walk with Jesus? These are the questions we can ask ourselves and think through to be faithful each day. We can be obedient to our calling even in the days that seem routine. Jesus must be our ultimate treasure and source of joy.
Post by Peggy Starling
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