“And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.” ~ Colossians 3: 17
As I endeavor to become a better Christian I search the bible for tips on how to improve my life. The scripture passage above is such an example; what a wonderful way to live one’s life.
Through a normal day, I do, think, and say many things. Yet because I do them as matter of fact or I am in a hurry to do the next thing, I forget to pause and to reflect on my actions and their consequences.
Imagine how our lives would change if everything we did, we did in the name of the Lord Jesus, as the verse above instructs. Image the conversations we would have with our loved ones; how we would treat each other; how we would work toward a better world.
I believe many of the world’s problems, including our own, would be solved if every action we took we did it in the name of our Lord Jesus. By reflecting on our actions, we give ourselves the best opportunity to become His imitators: full of mercy, love, compassion, and tenacity.
In our busy world, however, we cannot accomplish this alone. We need to ask God, through prayer, to help us. We need to slow things down and to reserve quiet time for reflection and contemplation.
This is the tip I learned today. I pray to the Holy Spirit to bless me with the grace to put into practice this important lesson in whatever I do; in word and in deed that it may be done in the name of the Lord Jesus.
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