1 Corinthians 10:31 – “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
Yes, I know, I’ve already said something about this verse. But it’s so good!!!
We have had a busy week at my house. We have had several appointments and such that we are chasing our tails! And to top it all off, the kids are winding down school. So, now comes the onslaught of final projects and tests. And next week doesn’t look to get any better. We have tests, book reports, cheerleading, soccer, orthodontist appointments and who knows what else going on next week. And the week after that is finals and preparing for our family vacation – which, by the way, we leave the day after their last final. Fun, fun stuff!
Oh, and I forgot, I still have to go to work and work at home as a wife and mother.
Work. It is every where in every thing. We have to work to keep our sanity, work to keep every one clothed and fed, work to keep our house from becoming a pig sty, work to keep our health in the right place. Work. Work. Work. Life is hard work. We want to think it will be easy once we reach some point. But it’s not. Older people work just as hard as younger people, just in different ways.
But how much of our work is done for the glory of God? Can you really glorify God in all those scenarios I mentioned above? I believe you can. God can be glorified in my meeting my obligations on time. God can be glorified in my choosing to eat healthy. God can be glorified in one of my children receiving a bad grade on a math test. God can be glorified in me attempting to keep my house neat. God can even be glorified in me making chocolate chip muffins for my kids for breakfast.
Paul reminds us that it doesn’t matter what you do, even the menial tasks, to do it all for the glory of God. We think that some tasks are too simple and too ordinary to glorify God with. Oh no! Don’t ever demean the task of muffin making! You are pouring your love into those little baked delights. You are thankful that you have the finances to purchase the ingredients to make those yummies! You rejoice in the smile of satisfaction on their face when they take the first butter laden bite.
You see, the devil wants us to compartmentalize God. If we put Him in categories or put His approval in categories, the devil has more control. The devil gets to say what God wants and doesn’t want. The devil gets to say what makes God happy and what doesn’t. And we all know where that can lead – trouble! God’s approval of us in only in one category – our obedience to Him. When we are being obedient, He is controlling our thoughts and our actions. He is controlling our attitude. And when we allow Him to give us the attitude of gratitude, our life changes.
So let me encourage you, starting today, to do it all for the glory of God. Everything! Every single thing you put your hands to do. Every single word that comes out of your mouth. Every single thought that pops into your head. Do it all for the glory of God.