I was having lunch with a friend last week and we were talking about my ‘one little word’ for 2013 — TRY. I told her that I didn’t feel like it was as spiritual as my word for last year, which was JOY. Last year I did a word study from the Bible on the word JOY and made a JOY JOURNAL. I admitted to feeling a little selfish about making TRY my word for this year especially since one of the biggest things I’m trying to do is expand my business.
She immediately suggested that I could use Colossians 3 as my theme:
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men. Colossians 3:23
I think I shared both of those verses during The 30 Days of Thanksgiving. It’s always amazing to me how the Scripture pulls everything together. I do word studies from time to time and see how thanksgiving, praise, humility, and now even TRYing all work together. Even though the actual word isn’t in those verses, I told my friend that I want my work to glorify God and point people to Him instead of me. And I don’t ever want to forget to give thanks to Him for blessing me with the ability to work with my hands and provide for myself and my family.
So if you see me wearing my WHATEVER bracelet, it’s not meant to be disrespectful. It’s there to remind me that whatever work I’m doing I should doing for God and not man.
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