In all your ways acknowledge the Lord, and He will make your paths straight” – Pro. 3:6

In everything we do there should be a consideration for the will of God. Paul wrote, “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord...” Col. 3:17. This command encompasses all of our actions. There’s nothing we do that which must not pass this high bar of righteousness.

We don’t think enough about God. Some people acknowledge God only when it’s too late. They’ve gotten themselves into all kinds of trouble and then they call on Him to get them out of it. We need to start considering God more. When we wake up. When we work. When we play and travel. When we lie down to sleep. Our lives will be happier if we begin consulting God. Our lives must be filled with the thoughts of God.

More broadly, the Scriptures teach us that everything we do, we should do for the Lord. Our work is to be done for the Lord, Col. 3:23. Our worship is done for the Lord, not to please men, Mt. 6:2. When we contribute or pray, it’s not for gaining approval of men. Christians are not man-pleasers, they are God’s pleasers, 2 Cor. 5:9. The help we give to others is really a sacrifice to the Lord, Phil 4:18. When we gave someone a glass of water or a piece of clothing, we did it for the Lord, Mt. 25:40. The kindness we show to the poor is lending to the Lord, Pro. 19:17. That’s how God sees it. Because God is our justifier, we do not do what we do to seek the approval of men, 2 Cor. 10:18. God’s will is primary. We must obey God rather than men, Acts 5:29. Carnal men lay up treasures on earth. Spiritual men trust in God and lay up treasures in heaven.

God instructs us in all that we do. We always rise in the morning, and lay down at night, and walk by the way with the Lord’s will on our minds. He instructs us in our business and in our play. Our home is God’s residence. And we take God as our guide and helper at school. In all of our ways we acknowledge Him, and he promises to establish our way, Pro. 3:6. All things which we do can be done in His presence. Before Him we are open and laid bare. If we are ashamed of anything, then put it away. Do what you know is pleasing to Him. Truly, WHATEVER you do, do for the Lord.

Categories: prayer, scripture, will of God

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