“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
We have this idea that doing something for God means doing something big.
Moving to another country. Giving up your dream job. Spending all your free time volunteering for a church. Working at an inner city school. Inviting troubled teens into your home. Traveling to India to work with AIDS suffers. Walking door to door, dorm room to dorm room, neighborhood to neighborhood telling strangers that they need God.
Those are the serious disciples. Those are the people who truly love Him. Those are the radical, the passionate, the completely sold out followers who challenge our faith and shape the image of what it looks like to truly live for Christ. They push us, make us feel inadequate and set the bar of how we should be living.
Working for God, doing ministry, living your life to glorify Him requires some grand act of devotion.
Or so we think.