Friday September 04, 2015
by Joan Webb
Colossians 3:17: "Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
Some of us compartmentalize our lives. We divide up emotions, thoughts, actions, and duties; and then grade them. "God cares about this item," we say, "but that other is not important to him." Sometimes we feel so split up inside, that it becomes difficult to function honestly.
"I want to feel integrated -- whole," said my friend. "I'm working at bringing together the different parts of my life. Just recently I've begun to see that God accepts me whether I write bills or pay tithe; spend time with my children or talk to a salesman: take a nap or give a speech; read my Bible or scan the newspaper; eat alone or attend a business lunch; resolve a conflict or whisper 'I love you'; call a client or pray; go to the doctor or sit and relax. All these things are part of me and I am God's."
Whether we ask a question, laugh, cry, shout or whisper, we are never separate from God's protection, acceptance and grace. Each part of our day, every part of our lives can be God's part. He is concerned with the whole of our lives.
Lord, help me to really understand
that you want to be involved in every part of my life.
Nothing is too simple or mundane for you.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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