"Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men." NIV
"With good will doing service as to the Lord, and not to men." KJV
Each of us has some sort of responsibility or work we must do every day, in spite of how we feel or what the chore is. We all know of individuals who perform their duties well only when the overseer or other people are watching them. Perhaps there are times when we rush through a task because we don't like it or we just want to get it done. The Word tells us to put our whole hearts into whatever we do just as it if is solely for the Lord. In doing so, God will be pleased that we take our responsibilities seriously and we will find our tasks to be much easier and more pleasant.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for seeing our daily responsibilities as a drudgery and rushing through them. We commit our work to You, Lord and we will do what we need to do with joy and pleasure, knowing we are doing it for You and Your glory. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC