And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” – Colossians 3:17
Some companies won’t put their brand name on products if they don’t meet their standards of excellence. But you tell me to put your name on every word I say and every deed I perform. That really changes the game for me. When I think about doing things “in your name” I am much more aware of what you want and how my words and actions will reflect on your reputation. I love how this simple goal will teach me to think and pray before I react to challenging situations and difficult words. Thank you that I have the opportunity now to decide what I can do to glorify you instead of living like a functional atheist, without thought to your concern over my life. Give me wisdom and discernment to choose words and actions that give people a picture of what you are like when they encounter me. Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord, to thee!
Pastor Don Patterson
When you are steadily aware that Jesus thoughtfully watches you all day, you have brand new motives and choices that you never before encountered.