Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, (NIV) ( Colossians 3:23 )
In concept we know we are working for the Lord wherever God has placed us. But are you really? Do you go the extra mile to make a difference for the Lord, even if you don’t get the extra buck? This is never the easy route, but Jesus never said it would be. Remember to go the extra mile willingly today for the Lord.
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (NIV) ( Ephesians 5:20 )
The Lord is a generous, loving God. He bestows many gifts and blessings to you and it’s important to recognize them. Take the time to acknowledge Him. Not only does it exalt Him but it is also a great reminder to ourselves that we have much in a society that tells us we need more.
Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. (NIV) ( Psalm 119:35 )
Can you think of a time when disobeying God resulted in happiness? Now think of a time when obeying God led to being fulfilled. If we are happiest when we walk in His ways, then why do we disobey God? This is a great scripture to remind ourselves where our true happiness lies when we get weak and are tempted.
Woe to those who draw sin along with cords of deceit, and wickedness as with cart ropes, (NIV) ( Isaiah 5:18 )
What baggage do you have that is still following behind you after all this time? We get wrapped up in lies that we tell ourselves and we keep ourselves chained to bondage. This happens in relationships, self-perception, eating habits, and on and on. Jesus died for your sins, all of them. Don’t keep sin around in your life to try to fulfill what only God can perfect.
"I have a great need for Christ, and a great Christ for my need."