Our Works are Not Our Own

I woke up feeling like crud and planned for a day of rest. My head hurt, my body ached. I was sick with pain and discomfort. I was in a horrid mood and taking it out on everyone. So, I ordered a big feast from a local restaurant, snuggled up in jammies and got ready to find a movie to watch.

Then God said, Colossians 3:23

All of a sudden my phone starts going off. Friends reaching out to talk, clients needing immediate help, dogs wanting attention. Ugh.

Okay, I am here Lord. I will serve. Thank you for your blessings that reign upon me every day of my life. Thank you for the Grace you bestow me in my ungrateful human ways. Thank you for reminding me of your promises each and everyday.
Today, was a good day. Even if I do feel sick, weary and burdened. God always finds a way to distract me from my own burdens by asking me to help others.

The purpose of life is to grow our personal relationship with Christ our King. To give Him all of our doubts and worldly miseries. To understand His Everlasting Love for us. To become one with Him through the Spirit.

When we achieve this way of walking with the Lord, we realize that each and every moment we are simply waiting on Him to guide our path. We follow without  doubt or anxiety on what is to come for we know that we will always be rewarded.

Not by our work, but by the work He does through us. We must become a vessel for His Spirit. Unwaveringly serving His will. Holding onto what’s ahead and not behind us. This is the kind of life that brings us the Joy of the Lord! His Strength! His Guidance and Peace without understanding! Hallelujah! He is in Control and all we need to do is follow Him in Rest.

Colossians 3:23-24

23. Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, 24. knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice in it!