Pastor's Pen: I do it for you

When you go to church on Sunday you probably won’t hear this during the prelude. It won’t be sung from the hymnal and the praise team won’t display it on the screen up front. And, despite the slow tune and emotional response it emits, I highly doubt they’ll even play this song at the close of service. But I think if there’s a song whose words elicit the response God seeks from His followers it’s “Everything I Do I Do It For You”.

Think about the words:

“Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for.

You can’t tell me it’s not worth dyin’ for.

You know it’s true:

Everything I do, I do it for you.”

Shouldn’t everything I do be done to give all honor and glory to God? In Revelation 4:11, those worshippers in heaven seem to think so, “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”

But why wait until heaven to give all glory to God? There is no need to delay. 1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us, “…whatever you do, do all for the glory of God.”

And I love the way The Message version puts Colossians 3:17, “Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.”

Every step, every action, every word, every thought you dwell upon should give honor and glory to the Creator of all things! Is it easy? No. As mortal beings it isn’t easy, but as our song says,

“Don’t tell me it’s not worth fightin’ for

I can’t help it, there’s nothin’ I want more

You know it’s true:

Everything I do, I do it for You.”

May that be the song your life plays to God.