Whatever you do for Christ…

Whatever you do for Christ……

Do it contentedly

Do it joyfully

Do it cheerfully

Do it lovingly

Do it patiently

Do it faithfully

Do it peacefully

Do it kindly

Do it gently

Do it humbly

I was extremely convicted when I thought about my life through this lens. I made this list based off of the fruit of the Spirit passage from Galatians 5:22-23
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

If you think about it, if we are doing something for God, it should have fruit. It should produce something good. That’s what the fruit of the Spirit is about. So if we are truly doing something for Christ, the fruit of the Spirit should appear in our work.

For instance, if you are doing homework for Christ, you should

Do homework contentedly

Do homework joyfully

Do homework cheerfully

Do homework lovingly

Do homework patiently

Do homework faithfully

Do homework peacefully

Do homework kindly

Do homework gently

Do homework humbly

Convicting? I sure hope so. ‘Cause if you think you meet this standard, you are either utterly prideful or completely perfect.

Do you dance for Jesus? Do you serve those around you for Jesus? Do you play music for Jesus? Do you stack wood and buck hay bales for Jesus? Do you blog for Jesus? Do you write for Jesus? The list goes on and on.

If you dance for Jesus…

Dance contentedly

Dance joyfully

Dance cheerfully

Dance lovingly

Dance patiently

Dance faithfully

Dance peacefully

Dance kindly

Dance gently

Dance humbly

If you serve for Jesus….

Serve contentedly

Serve joyfully

Serve cheerfully

Serve lovingly

Serve patiently

Serve faithfully

Serve peacefully

Serve kindly

Serve gently

Serve humbly

This has been so immensely humbly and convicting to me! If I’m baking, if I’m practicing my cello, whatever I’m doing, I want to ask myself “Am I doing this contentedly, joyfully, cheerfully, lovingly, patiently, faithfully, peacefully, kindly, gently, and humbly?”.

I ended up deciding to print a simple 8.5×11 inch paper with this message on it, and put it up in front of my desk on the wall. I decided to put it in a pdf, so that you guys could print it off if you want to.

Get it here:

Whatever you do for Christ

Nobody can be perfect. Aside from Jesus himself, no one can reach perfection on this side of heaven. But there is this beautiful thing called sanctification. God is slowing transforming each and every one of us who are his adopted children into the image and likeness of his son. Growth is a thing that all of us long for. It is something in our very nature. We desire to press on, to grow, but only in Christ can that happen. One of the biggest ways that God helps us grow is by the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Do not resist God trying to mold you. Listen to his voice. We are called to be different from the world!

“For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”” –Hebrews 3:14-15

It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

“Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.”

-Hebrews 12:7-13
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world” -Philippians 2:14-15

Thank you for reading this post, and I hope it was helpful to you! May God greatly bless you in the next weeks, months, and years to come, and may you grow in Christ more than you ever thought possible.

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So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”-1 Corinthians 10:31

(All Scripture Quotations are from the ESV translation)

Author: Faith on the Farm

I’m just a Christian girl who’s striving to glorify God here on the farm. I love sunsets, roses, my dog, and about everything you can photograph on a farm. As you’ve probably guessed, I love photography. When I’m not reading my bible or working on schoolwork, you’ll probably find me cooking, practicing cello, or somewhere outside with my dog by my side and camera in hand. I also love to sing my heart out to my Saviour.