My sweet mother-in-law gave me a cookbook a long time ago and inside the cover she wrote a short note that ended with, “Always cook with love.” After taking her note to heart, I made a commitment to never cook for my family without love in my heart. Sometimes I get frustrated because I can’t think of anything to cook and there are times when my cooking isn’t all that great. But I can honestly say that I have always cooked with love.
Too bad my mother-in-law didn’t give me a new iron with a note saying, “Always iron with love.” Because I usually iron with a bad attitude! I set up the ironing board and it takes me a week or more of starting and stopping to get a stack of clothes ironed. Is it even possible for a person to love ironing?
God’s Word speaks to what our attitude about work should be in Colossians 3:23-24:
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Do you find it difficult to be enthusiastic about your work at home or on the job? Do you go through the motion of work without a real sense of purpose? When we shift our perspective from working for others to working for the Lord, it results in a change in our attitude and we begin performing at a higher level. God is honored through this and He blesses the work of those who work diligently and obediently!
When you dedicate your work to the One who loves you, fights for you and has your best interest in mind, you will never be disappointed in the response. Your best work is always good enough for Him!