Your Work and Your Word
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” —Colossians 3:17
Colossians 3:17 is a life verse. Better, a lifestyle verse.
It is practical. We live through our relationship with Jesus Christ. Our entire life, therefore, ought to be directed as such. This is very similar to Paul’s admonition to believers elsewhere, “whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Colossians 3:17 is also an excellent verse for Mondays. Someone once described Monday as “a slap in the face to welcome you to a new work-week.”
It can feel that way—just off a weekend’s rest, thrown back into a work schedule, with all the issues that have waited, or even multiplied, since last Friday clamoring for your immediate attention.
Take this verse with you today. Whatever awaits you, accept the task, and do it all in the name of Jesus, and unto God’s glory.
And be encouraged. You are not alone. You are working alongside the Almighty! He worked to create the universe, and He works still to sustain it all. He worked to create a people for Himself, and He is at work establishing His Kingdom among us.
He made us in His image, and He is at work in us now, gifting and equipping us for “good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
With these truths in mind, you can turn your work today—even on a Monday—into worship.
My prayer for this week:
God, it is my desire to honor you in all I do. Thank you for being at work in this world, and for inviting me to work alongside you. May I represent Jesus well today—at home, at work, in the community—as I work and walk in His name.