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In What Key?

September 23, 2014

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, says Colossians 3:23.

The first word in that sentence has become almost meaningless with hasty overuse and misuse: “WhatEVER.”

Or it’s become a verbalized sigh of exasperation or exhaustion:  “…Whatever, man, what…ever.”  I shrugged as I typed that; a dismissive shoulder shrug goes well with that version of the word.

But in its context here it’s simply inclusive.  Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord

It ‘s up to us to fill in the blank with whatever we do.

I like to think of this as one musician telling another, “Play anything you want, as long as it’s in the key of Christ.”

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One Comment
  1. My energy comes from the Lord in whatever we do. My writing, particularly my Op/Ed writing, that impetus is sometimes missing. I often wonder if my ‘soapboxes’ or goals at turning 60-second television news into a nine-10 inch column with more facts than flash is too mundane (of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly… to be coming from that energy. I have a piece that took Honorable Mention, Inspirational Category, in a national competition, along with 99 others, yet still a big deal amongst tens of thousands of entries. I know that that piece came from a place in my that was strictly a labor of agape (“unselfish love of one person for another…” and His energy as its only ingredient. Do you find, in today’s world, that at times some of our work is only fit for man, no matter how joyfully/energy of the Lord with which we perform it?

    “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.” Colossians 3:23 NKJV


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