"I DID MY BEST!"
This phrase has been uttered by my students too often over the past few years. At first, I didn't think much of it. Then I started noticing it was used almost like a defense mechanism or an excuse. I would start talking to them about their art work and the areas that needed their attention...."I DID MY BEST!" I would try to continue talking to them, and they would cut me off again.... "I DID MY BEST!".
I always expect my students to do their best. Why would they do anything less than? However, we know there are times that we try to get away with less than our best. Art takes all that we are. Sometimes though, we just don't have it all to give.
For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.
Are you giving your all in all to God? Our relationship with the Lord is not only on Sunday mornings & Wednesday nights. It is not only when we are praying or reading his Word. I believe the division most make between the secular and sacred is wrong. In all that we do we should be living our lives for the Lord. The relationships we have or are building should not be devoid of who we are as believers. The work that we do should be done as one who wants to honor God in all that they do. Our lives should be informed by our faith. When we create, when we love, when we go about our days...all of it is from him, through him, and for him.
What can you say about your life in regards to your all in all? I DID MY BEST? Great. Is there more that you need to do? Does your whole life reflect your relationship with God? Are there areas that you still draw a line between secular and sacred? Go to God and ask him to show you what it would look like for your all in all.