“Whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” -Colossians 3:17
Foundation Principle 4: Spirituality is part of every aspect of the believer’s life.
Last month we discussed how our God-given purpose is best lived out through community. In John 10, Jesus said, “I have come that they [you and me] may have life, and have it to the full.” One meaning of Jesus’ statement involves the idea that we were created to live out our God-given purpose in every sphere of our lives. Too often the world influences us to think that our lives are broken up into separate compartments. However, when we choose to allow our spiritual life to permeate into our daily living is when we begin to truly experience God’s wholeness.
Say you’re working on a show, a film or a project. There are always certain elements which are needed to make the artistic piece complete or whole. For instance, without John William’s famous musical score, would the film Jaws have been effective? Without the visual effects of Dennis Muren, how would we have viewed Star Wars, E.T, or Jurassic Park? As we can see, when crucial film elements are missing, the movie will likely miss the mark of its intended purpose. In the same way, integrating spirituality into all aspects of our lives makes way for more purpose and meaning.
As we move forward to fulfill God’s purpose in our lives, let’s always remember that whatever we do, we do it all for the glory of God. Holistic living is one step in achieving the full, whole lives God created us to live.
What aspects of your life do you “compartmentalize”?
What steps will you take this week to begin to integrate your faith into every aspect of your life?
Sharing in wholeness with you,
The H4H Team
Devotional Contributor: Kim Renga http://www.kimrenga.com