With All Our Heart

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. — Colossians 3:23

This simple truth sounds easy and yet, sometimes I find myself not giving God my personal best in all that I do and say.    That’s because I buy into Satan’s line of thinking and get the “who really cares anyway” attitude.”  I mean really.  Who cares if I don’t do my best at home or on the job? Who cares if I don’t work at my relationships with my husband, friends and family?  Who cares if I don’t press on to fulfill the commitments of First Place? Who really cares, right?

GOD CARES! He really does charge each of us with the personal responsibility to give Him our very best in whatever we are doing because in the end, He is the one we seek to please and honor.

So whether we are folding laundry, serving communion, or working at our jobs, God wants our best work.  Does that mean perfect work? No, it means our personal best.  It means living our lives with the sole purpose of bringing honor and glory to our Heavenly Father.  And, that means we may have to confront attitudes and behaviors that keep us from reflecting back to others the very character and nature of Christ.

See, that’s what it’s about.  Working with all our heart, soul and might in whatever and wherever we are so that others may see Jesus.   Our employer is God and He wants us to shine for Him – all the time.  Are you ready to make some changes because of your love and desire to please God? If so, you WILL be blessed and find victory along the way.


Dear God, Help me to be mindful that it is YOU I truly workfor in this world.I pray for a spirit of excellence to fill my heart so that all that I am and all that I do brings Glory to you.


Write down areas of your life that you are not giving God your best.  Ask God for the strength and help in overcoming a spirit of mediocrity.  Write down the things in your life that you are giving God your very best work and attention.

Kelly Shearer
Indianapolis, IN