We owe ALL to God for His indescribable sacrifice in saving us. We in no way deserved his grace and mercy. He is faithful to provide and care for us each day. YET…we so often give to Him the leftovers of our life. The devo below by Dr. David Jeremiah offers great motivation to refocus:
Turning Point-Dr. David Jeremiah - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - Give Your Best
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23
Recommended Reading: Malachi 1:6-8
A man recruited a group of friends from his church to help him paint his
two-story house. There was a small section of trim on the upper level that was hard to get to and which couldn’t be seen from the ground. So the fellow on the ladder called down, “Do we need to paint that little piece of trim?”
The owner said, “Yes.”
“But no one can see it,” the man on the ladder protested.
“God can see it,” came the answer. The trim was painted.
The answer reflected the heart of Colossians 3:23: Paint your own house as if you are painting God’s house. If we cut corners in our own life, we are admitting that we might think it’s okay to cut corners when serving God. From the days of the Exodus on, Israelites were taught to bring God their very best as sacrifices. An animal “without blemish” is mentioned 44 times in the Old Testament in order to drive home the point. God deserves our very best.
Whatever you do today, do it as if you are working, cooking, driving, playing, or serving God Himself—for truly you are.
Live your best, act your best, and think your best each day, for there may be no tomorrows. Unknown