We are not called to a part-time religion but a full-time relationship in which we give our all for the Lord. Jesus gave everything to save you and wants you to give Him everything in return. The measure of our faith is in how much we live our lives in a way that brings glory to God.
The best way to honor God is to live your life as He would want you to. “Well, whatever you do, whether it’s eating or drinking or anything else, do it all so as to bring glory to God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 CJB).
Scripture is clear in how much we are to dedicate ourselves to the Lord. It says, “Whatever you do,” and makes no apology for demanding a life without any compromises. If some of the things you do cannot bring glory to the Lord, then you shouldn’t be doing those things at all.
God has created us to live higher than we do. “Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom” (Ecclesiastes 9:10 NLT).
Whatever you do, in every compartment of your life, from the moment you awake to the moment you fall asleep, do it all unto the Lord. If you would commit everything to the Lord and be obedient to Him in everything, then the Lord will bless everything that you’re doing.
What would you have to give up to live a life of holiness? “You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed” (Deuteronomy 28:2,6 NLT).
Whatever you do, pray about it first. When you invite the Lord into your decisions, then He will help you to find the best choice. Often it is not about the perfect choice but the better choice between two options that are not great at all. Let Him guide you.
If we want to go higher in our faith, we must ask for directions. “Teach me to do Your will [so that I may please You], for You are my God; let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground” (Psalm 143:10 AMP).
Whatever you do, give it your best. Don’t do anything half-hearted, and you will have a heart full of the Lord. Stop doing less because the one you are doing it for doesn’t deserve better, and do everything for Jesus, who deserves the best that we have to offer.
When you work unto the Lord, the Lord will help you in your work. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23-24 NIV).
Whatever you do, let it be a witness to others of the life of Christ within you. Most people never go to church, so instead, be the church for them. Represent Christ by living a life with Jesus reigning within you. You will draw more people to Christ the closer you are to Him.
The way some Christians act, I wouldn’t want to become one. “And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father” (Colossians 3:17 NLT).
Whatever you do, do it with a willing heart. It’s better to do something less with a willing heart than to be a jerk while you’re doing something greater. The attitude you bring to what you’re doing will be reflected in the outcome of what you’ve done.
You won’t be something for God until you’re willing to be nothing for Him. “In whatever you do, don’t let selfishness or pride be your guide. Be humble, and honor others more than yourselves. Don’t be interested only in your own life, but care about the lives of others too” (Philippians 2:3-4 ERV).
Whatever you do, be loving to others. Let love be the deciding factor in everything you do. If you operate out of love, then you will bring love to everything you do. To the degree love flows from you is the degree the Lord reigns within you.
The secret to living right is loving right. Whatever you do outside of love is outside the will of God. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5 NKJV). “…you shall love your neighbor as yourself…” (Leviticus 19:18 NKJV).
Whatever you do, let it be something you would want to be remembered by. Leave a legacy worth remembering and a legacy worthy of someone to follow. It doesn’t matter as much what you do, but how you do that will be remembered. Live a life worthy of being remembered.
The life you live is the legacy you leave. Paul wrote to Timothy, “When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5 NKJV).
Blessings to you always,