Endless Jobs Still Bring God Glory
By Kristen Terrette
“And in whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17
Do you ever feel lost in the monotony of housework? With three meals served each day, the sink has dishes in it before the dishwasher finishes its course. And since the kitchen is right off the garage, it’s a dumping ground for lunchboxes, shoes, jackets, mail, and book bags—even though we have hooks for them. Then there’s the laundry. Does anyone else wonder how it multiplies so quickly? It’s exhausting.
Sometimes I get frustrated with these repetitive tasks.
But still, I must do them in the name of the Lord. Everything I do and say must be a representation of God. Each action I complete and every sound from my lips must serve Him and give Him thanks even if the tasks are trying. Paul, the author of today’s verse, knew this well. He glorified Christ and offered unwavering praise to the Father, even while in prison.
No matter your situation, whether you’re doing housework, sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, disillusioned by your job, or trying to manage life’s many hiccups, do everything in the name of the Lord. We can bring Him honor and gratitude in every situation. Today, choose to and glorify God with your positive attitude, service, and words.
Kristen Terrette holds a Master's degree in Theological Studies and served as a Children's Ministry Director for five years. She cherishes her Southern roots and currently lives forty-five minutes outside of Atlanta, GA. She’s following her dream by writing Christian during the day and being a wife and mom come early afternoon when the family starts to arrive home. She serves on the Wholly Loved Ministries team, serves at her local church on the women's leadership and teaching team, and writes for Crosswalk.com. To see her blog and novels, check out her website at www.kristenterrette.com.
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Originally published Wednesday, 15 February 2023.