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. (Colossians 3:17 ESV)
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV)
We do a lot of different activities from attending class, going to to soccer practice, doing homework, emptying the dishwasher, perusing Facebook, eating meals, taking photos of friends and their shenanigans, reading blog posts–yet how much meaning do you find in doing those things? Surely, most of us find more value in working towards a goal like improving on a practice field or earning solid grades, but what about smaller things like taking out the trash? Can we find meaning in doing something so simple, boring, and tedious?
One of the many great things about being a Christian is we can have motivation and a purpose for and in everything we do. 1 Corinthians 10:31 is so straightforward about being able to do all things to the glory of God. Why is this a big deal?? Because as people who are the image-bearers of Christ, we were ultimately made to glorify God. So when we take out the trash to the glory of God and do it with that mindset and heart, we are acting in accordance with why we were made. In each of us is hardwired a desire to worship and honor something, and that something is God. So let’s do everything to the glory/worship of God because we are doing that which we were made for. It’s natural, its right, and we do it giving thanks to God through Christ Jesus.