Do It With All Your Might

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might
Eccl. 9:10

 Over the past couple of months I consider myself to be a very blessed person. How great is it to work with the absolute greatest group of young people that ever existed? I have a privilege that many of you do not have. I get to spend time with our kids. I get to see them grow spiritually, and I see them grow physically.  I am honored to be asked to come watch them at sporting events, at concerts, recitals, to have devotional time with each of them, to spend time studying the word of God with them, and to watch as they invite and begin their work in the church. I can not think of anything more rewarding. Our kids work hard, and play hard to.

Our young people play hard, they study hard, and they are serious about spiritual matters. I am reminded of Solomon, in all the wisdom and wealth he had reminds us that “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might” (Eccl 9:10). What a great thought. Paul echoes this sentiment by saying “Whether you eat or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31). The idea is simple. Do EVERYTHING you do to the best of your ability. Do ALL THINGS in a way that will bring glory and honor to your Creator. We are reminded simply that we should do this because we are being watched (1 Pet 2:12), others outside the body of Christ are watching to see the effort we put into so many things we do.

God expects that in each of our activities we will do all to the best of our ability, and in a way which brings glory and honor to Him. God expects we will uphold this standard in our employment, in our school work, in our sporting activities, in our club activities, but most importantly in our spiritual activities as well. Remember God has NEVER been pleased by “lukewarm” Christians. I hope and pray that EACH of us remember in everything we do to do it with “all our might”, and I pray that our God will be glorified in each event we take part in. Thank you to each of our parents for the opportunity to work week in and week out with your children and grandchildren. Thank you for setting the example, especially in spiritual matters, to work hard at all we do!

Ande Z