Daily Devotion Friday, January 25

Friday, January 25, 2013 – Psalm 130; Psalm 32; Isaiah 45:18-25; Ephesians 6:1-9 and Mark 4:35-41

Ephesians 6:1-9

In our reading from Ephesians, Paul writes to children/youth, fathers, slave and masters. One line really stood out to me; 7Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord.

This is written to those who are slaves, but it can apply to all of us who are still working or even to those who volunteer in the community or to those who simply have chores to get done around the house. Whatever we are called to do, asked to do, we should do it with enthusiasm and as if we are doing it for the Lord. It doesn’t matter if it’s taking out the trash or dealing with other peoples trash (say you are a janitor or trash collector) or that you are the president of the USA – whatever we do, we should do as unto the Lord.

Today is my day off. It’s a time for me to get some personal things done – get an oil change in my car, pick up Mackenzie from school, do some cleaning around the house, do some reading I’ve wanted to do. Whatever I end up doing on this “day off” I’m going to seek to do it with enthusiasm, doing it as if I’m doing it for my lord.

With this type of attitude about everything I do, I think I’d want to do everything really, really well; as well as with a lot of enthusiasm.

What will you do today? And how will doing it for the Lord make a difference in doing it?

O Lord, thank you for this day; 24 hours at least 16 waking hours or 960 minutes; may all I do this day be done with enthusiasm and done knowing that you are my Lord and Savior. Amen.

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