Sunday, March 7, 2021

Sunday Musings | Do It From The Heart

Colossians 3:23 tells us that whatever we do, we should do it from the heart as unto the Lord. Have you ever wondered what it means to do something from the heart and how we should do things as to the Lord? Basically we should do whatever we are doing with love and kindness, with passion and enthusiasm, giving it our best effort as if it were something we were doing specifically for the Lord Himself. 

And whatever you do,
do it heartily, as to the Lord
and not to men.
(NKJV)

Whatever you do,
do it from the heart,
as something done for the Lord
and not for people.
(CSB) 

 
If you knew God would be coming for a visit tomorrow, would you take extra time with your cleaning and meal preparation? If you knew Jesus was going to sit in on your next business meeting, would you proofread that report one more time and thank your colleagues for their help? If the Lord purchased your newest product, would take special care in wrapping and shipping that package?

The Bible doesn't say to do things from the heart only when you're doing it for the Lord or just when it's "ministry" work; it says whatever you do, do it from the heart. The word whatever is used to emphasize a lack of restriction; it means in everything, all things, all the time, any kind of work or activity.


If you're like me, you totally understand the idea behind the scripture and agree that's it the way to do things. But it sure is hard to do at times, right? I certainly want whatever I do to be as unto the Lord, but I'm pretty sure I fall short most of the time. Sometimes the work is not the best quality and other times my attitude is not one of love and kindness.

However, that shouldn't stop us from striving to do whatever we do from the heart as doing something for the Lord and not for men! Day by day, task by task, we can continually strive to be more and more like Jesus. Let's commit to praying for His guidance as we strive to do all things heartily for Him!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. And your page is so pretty!

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  2. Indeed, the measure of our faith is how we think of and treat others. Kindness and compassion always and reverence for each person, even if we don't share their opinions. Great to be reminded of this in your thoughtful words and pretty Bible design :).

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Thanks so much for your comment - it's like a ray of sunshine in my day!