There’s a prayer I’ve been uttering these days:
Do as unto the Lord.
I don’t know where I heard the old King James words, but they’ve been ringing in my ears since I found the passage in Colossians.
The thing is, you can know a truth in your head but you don’t start believing it until you preach it to your heart.
And I’ve been doing it everyday: reminding myself of the truth.
Because I let fear of man reign in my heart. It’s true: I seek value and approval in others even though I know in my head there is only One who really matters.
I know it – I just don’t usually believe it.
And it’s crippling me, that fear, that need, that desire.
It’s crippling. But there’s a way that brings life, I’m learning.
The thing is when you do it all for an audience of One, you realize God uses you in ways you couldn’t have imagined. God’s glory doesn’t just rest on Him: He pours it out so that we are changed, too. So when you bring Him glory that glory keeps flowing, keeps changing, and your small meagre offering of a few fish and loaves have fed a thousand.
Do it all as unto Him. Do it all as if He was the one in front of you. Love deeply. Seek His reward. Seek His affirmation.
I am saying it as often as I breathe and the miraculous thing is –
My heart is finally starting to believe it.