Brothers and sisters,Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,do everything for the glory of God.Avoid giving offense, whether to the Jews or Greeks or the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in every way,not seeking my own benefit but that of the many,that the may be saved. Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
Many people have preached and written about giving your whole life to God. Yes, people are willing to give the big things in life – praying for health, wealth and happiness. But how about the small things? God looks at all we do, not just the grand gestures.
When you really give everything to God, you will see how your life will change. God loves that we do good things for others and help out through charitable works. But He also loves the everyday things that we all do if they are offered to Him. I mean things like doing the dishes, paying your bills, driving your son to soccer practice and vacuuming your carpets.
Everything – and I mean everything – you do should be offered to God for His glory. If you do all to the best of your abilities, God will see that. And we are called to do this in the silence of our hearts – not to announce it to the world so they can see how great we are.
Do everything with your best effort and God will be pleased. And when you don’t have your best effort in you, go to Him and He will provide for you. Your little everyday ordinary offerings to Him will benefit many people. God will use your daily offerings to help others in need, maybe even someone who is struggling to give his ordinary things to God. And one day, someone else’s offering will benefit you.
Look at it this way – even the everyday mundane moments of life are gifts from God. Be grateful to Him that you have these little moments – many people worldwide don’t even have the luxury of having dishes to wash or a house that needs the rugs vacuumed.
All for His Glory – and He will give you all that you need in this world and the next.
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