23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
Excellence: the quality of being outstanding or extremely good.
Have you ever gone to a restaurant where the food was awesome but the service was horrible? Or you stayed at a hotel where the ratings where 5stars and when you get there the rooms are filthy dirty and the pool is nasty and you find bed bugs because housekeeping didn’t do their job with excellence. Or how about when a teacher ask you to prepare a presentation and you do enough to get a passing grade but you know deep inside you really could’ve done grade A work. I wonder, are any of these action greater than the other that they didn’t deserve the same amount of excellence? How would the lord feel about this?
The book of Colossians, is a letter that the apostle Paul wrote to the Colossian’s. They were dealing with understanding who they were in Christ. Paul wanted to remind them who they were in Christ and that everything that they did they did unto to the Lord. See it’s important that we know and understand who we are in Christ. Once we know who we are in him doing things with excellence is second nature. In this particular scripture he’s telling them, whatever you do you must do it unto the lord not like you are doing it for those around you. The lord take pleasure when we do things with excellence. Our God is a God of excellence. So I encourage you today to seek God with all your heart, know who you are in him and all that you do, do unto the lord with excellence. This not only pleases the Lord but it also ministers to those around you displaying authenticity of how you have completely surrender your life to your creator and savior.
Lord I pray that in this New Year that as your children we would dedicate ourselves to knowing who we are in Christ. That everything and anything that we set out to do that we will do it with excellence. I ask that every day we will come to a complete and total surrender to you. In Jesus name.