I suspect that too many followers of Jesus read a verse like this one below and it sadly becomes another source of condemnation to their weary hearts. But it actually is a radical truth the flings open wide the door for a joyful and liberated understanding of our Heavenly Father as "the God of all of life". He desires to "go with us" into our daily lives as our constant Companion and closest Friend. His presence, and our awareness of it, then sets apart all of our activities, interactions and words as acts of worship that are crowned by the power of God. He does not leave us...oh no...but longs to interact with us in all of life! In our waking, cooking, eating and drinking, personal care-taking, exercising, working, gardening, greeting others, creating and enjoying art, contemplating, listening, conversing, traveling, serving, praying, playing, planning, resting, cleaning, maintaining our homes and vehicles, loving people and pets, vacationing, being alone, reading and writing, emailing, texting, earning, spending, giving, sleeping and dreaming. This consciousness is the best antidote to any temptations to buy into the vanities held out to us by our culture that promise so much but deliver so little satisfaction.
Let every day be Father's Day!
Colossians 3:17 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.
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