I tell people that before I got saved as a senior in high school, I was not a pleasant person to be around when I played ball. I really wanted to win, which is a good thing. I still feel that way. If you are playing with a scoreboard, you should play to win!
But, for me the problem was when I didn’t win. I’d act hateful. I’d just act wrong. I’d act in ways that just weren’t good.
And here’s the thing. That still continued after I became a Christian. I still acted in ways that I shouldn’t have. And one day a friend of mine pulled me aside and told me to read the following verses. So, I read Colossians 3:16-17, and this is what it said:
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Do everything in Jesus name. I realized that I wasn’t doing that. By the way that I was acting, the way that I was behaving, I was not doing it in His name, and I was not bringing Him glory. So, I has to stop and think about how I was acting. And I had to change the way that I was acting.
Because the Bible was clear. I had to do everything. Everything. In His name. And for His glory. And for Him.
So, I needed to change my behavior to give Him glory. That lesson stuck with me. And I still try to live by it, every day.
Today, may we seek to do all things in the name of Jesus. All things, big or small, important or non important. All things in Jesus name and for His glory.
May we use every moment of our life for that purpose.
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