31 Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? We live in a time where there is no shortage of options for entertainment, activity, or craft. As Paul reminded us in 1 Corinthians 10:31, everything that we do should be done for the glory of God. Do you typically think of all of your life in this way? For many of us, there are areas of our lives that we believe are exempt from having significance in the kingdom of God. We are unlikely to admit this on an intellectual level; however, we often still live as if this were true practically.

Maybe you do find it easy to see a connection between your favorite activity and the things of God. You may find delight in this thing that stirs your affection for the Lord because He has made the opportunity for such enjoyment. But what about your least favorite activity? What about your least favorite task at work? What about taking out the trash or doing the laundry? Are you able to see a connection between these types of activities and the things of God?

Paul was clear that everything we do should be done for the glory of God. This is a vital aspect of living in a way that shows reckless love for Jesus. When we give ourselves fully to the pursuit of Him, there is nothing in our lives that is untouched by this pursuit. Ask the Spirit today to help you see everything you do, including every bite you eat and drink you take, for the glory of God.

• Where have you failed to live as if all you do is for the glory of God?

• How might you live out ordinary activities to the glory of God?

• Pray that God’s glory would be your aim in all of life.