From Jesus Lives by Sarah Young
DEPENDING ON HIM
Beware of dividing up your life into things you can do by yourself and things that require My help. The truth is, everything you do—even taking a breath—involves My assistance. I sustain all things by My powerful Word. So recognizing your utter dependence on Me builds a strong foundation on which you can do your work heartily—from the soul.
When you do routine tasks for Me, they gain meaning and even some sparkle. Your efforts become a way of expressing your love for Me. The more you love Me, the more you can enjoy doing tasks devoted to Me. I am less concerned about the outcome of your work than the attitude of your heart. When your deepest motive is to please Me, I deem your work good.
Your best efforts are those that emanate from your soul—where I live in intimate union with you. When you not only dedicate your efforts to Me but also keep looking to Me for help, your soul is fully engaged. You experience the thrill of seeing Me work through you. This collaborative way of doing things is effective and exciting; it is also deeply satisfying—to you and to Me.
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men.
-Colossians 3:23 AMP
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul.
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