Daily Devotionals

February 18th, 2023

Read Colossians 3:23 NIV

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 

I don’t know about you, but I need the persistent reminder of this verse every day.  I need the reminder that the things I put my hands to on that day are a gift.  They are a gift from a God who loves me and they are to be used to glorify Him…not to make me happy or to make my life easier.  This is a verse that reminds me that, although my choices are my own, my intentions should be focused on God.  I should be focused on the plan He has for me and my life, on my relationship with Him,  but also on the greater picture of my life and how God intends to use me in the lives of others. 

There are days I miss the simple, oh so important, truth of this verse.  On those days I live for me.  It doesn’t always end up so bad…but I can’t help but wonder what I may have missed out on because my vision was short-sighted.