"Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men." - Colossians 3:23
Dear Lord Jesus, this verse gives me a much better reason to do my best and with a good heart than I can usually think of myself. I tend to need the affirmation of people in order to get excited about doing something. Or I need to believe there is some hope for success by my standards. And if someone gives me the least criticism I tend to get a flat tire in my heart. But when I do what I do for you, ah, then there is a resilient reason to do it. You are always seeking my good. You promise to bring good out of my "bad". I can have hope of true success and will always know that your correction comes from a good heart. Today (and as much as I can remember in the future) I will live my life enthusiastically for you. After all, you lived yours enthusiastically for me and you still enthusiastically pursue me every day. AMEN
"When we live for the Lord we will live boldly in calm and in strife."