No Matter?

Posted: May 2, 2013 in Colossians 3
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It is almost like verse 17 is the end of the chapter, but it’s not. i get a sense that this verse is critical to my well-being and with everything i have considered thus far. It’s not so much in the words that i read but as in my spirit. There are no bolded words, no exclamation points or anything like that, no underlining but a stirring within.

Colossians 3:17 “ed, whatever you do [no matter what it is],” this applies… pay special attention to EVERYTHING, no matter what it is! Does this apply to just spiritual things? “NO MATTER WHAT IT IS!” Everything is spiritual so of course.

No matter what, says to me, in any event, without regard to what happens, whatever the conditions are or are not, do whatever with complete abandonment to anything else.

in word or deed, – in whatever i speak, in whatever i do. NO MATTER who i’m speaking to, NO MATTER for whom i’m doing. Not one single word, not one single syllable is to escape from your mouth. Not one single step or action is to be done apart from this.

“ed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus”

everything, NO MATTER…,ed. It is to be spoken (every word) and done (every action) in THE name of the Lord Jesus. There’s another one of those special “THE”. THE meaning “name of the Lord Jesus.”

It’s as though, when i go to speak, i must preface it with “In THE name of the Lord Jesus.” Example and this may be considered extreme but how do i get away from the NO Matter what it is, if i ignore it in even in one instance? How about this? i answer my cell phone and prior to anything i say, “In the name of the Lord Jesus this is ed?” People are always asking me how i’m doing and my usual response is “i am…” Many say that’s great while others just slip right by it. What if i were to say, “in the name of the Lord Jesus, i am? i am pretty sure that it would influence any words that were to follow, specifically by me. This might be something i experiment with to see just how uncomfortable it will make me but honestly i am not prepared today to say that from now on i am committed to do this NO Matter. What i don’t want to do is get radical for a week and then slip back into my current routine. i suppose i could try doing it by not speaking it out loud, but there is some question as to if it will have the same impact as if i commit and speak it out as a sign of my committment to the words or actions that are going to come forth from me.

BY THE WAY: As i am sitting here and typing this post i am listening to worship from IHOP Kansas City prayer room. They are singing over and over, “Your love is all that matters, Lord i keep coming back, your love is all that matters. Right here right now so simple, your eyes on me.” What are the odds that this is not God confirming the words of verse 17?

Colossians 3:17 MSG. – “Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus,”

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