365 Devotionals: Wisdom For Life
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP
The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series
Whatever Your Hands Find To Do
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; Ecclesiastes 9:10a AMP
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Watch “Do It With Your Might | Ecclesiastes 9:10 | Prayer Video” by Pastor David Liesenfelt.
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Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) where you are going. Ecclesiastes 9:10 AMP
Whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus [and in dependence on Him], giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17 AMP
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Watching the evil and the good [in all their endeavors]. Proverbs 15:3 AMP
Here is a list of key people found in today’s reading (in order of appearance) with bios from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Solomon. Also called Jedidiah. Was, according to the Hebrew Bible, Old Testament, Quran, and Hadiths, a fabulously wealthy and wise king of the United Kingdom of Israel who succeeded his father, King David.
Today’s Devotional Reading: Ecclesiastes 9 – 12
We only have so much time on this earth. It behooves us to make something memorable of our lives. There is nothing worse than living a lifetime with nothing to show for it, for every day is a new opportunity (another 24 hours) to show this world the love of God in a tangible way. Making something memorable does not mean that you have to become a celebrity or some other public figure. Making a difference counts even it only means that you are a humble soul winner, known only for your love of Christ.
Whatever endeavor we undertake, including what we say and how we act, we should do it knowing that our Father in Heaven is watching and we represent Him. Our every deed is recorded in eternity and should reflect the truth that we know who we are and that we belong to God. We profess the name of Christ. Therefore, we should be cognizant that the eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good (Proverbs 15:3).
Do you have a job you less than love? Even your job is part of your testimony. When you are working, your diligence and thoroughness is part of giving God glory for the opportunity to serve others as you work and earn a living. Do you own a business? Fair dealings are a delight to God (Proverbs 11:1), but overcharging or otherwise cheating customers makes God angry. Every client or customer should be treated with the same high level of service, whether he or she spends little or much.
Everything you do takes time. Your time is like a bank account. You can make withdrawals and limited deposits. Withdrawals include spending time on any task, visiting family and friends, working, playing, and everything in between. Deposits are little more tricky, as you cannot rewind time. You can however, leverage the power of delegation and multitasking, to get more productivity out of the time you spend. Through delegation, you can duplicate your efforts without spending the full time it would have cost you to do anything alone. By multitasking, you can accomplish several tasks, completing them all at the same time and again spending less time than you would if you did all things separately.
If you are going to withdraw time from your life bank, make it worth your while. Don’t half-do any minute because those minutes add up in wasted time. Whatever you do, put in your best effort, use the best tools you have available to you, and make sure to give God glory when you are complimented on a job well done. Just be sure that your might is spent on doing good. Mighty evil is not what this post is about.
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