The Bible tells us that when God created the world and all that is in it, after every step, "He saw that it was good." He didn't see that it was "just alright." or say "I guess that will do." He saw that it was GOOD! He made sure that what He created was whole and sound and good. He didn't just phone it in or create the universe while in the middle of doing 30 other things, He was focused on the task at hand and created something beautiful.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the ECHO conference in Dallas, TX. It is a conference for "Artists, Geeks and Storytellers." (echohub.com) Me and a thousand of my closest artist friends got to experience great speakers, hear motivational talks, learn some great tips and network with other people who do what we do. It was amazing to listen to people like Jon Acuff, Gary Molander, Carlos Whittaker and Matt Chandler and hear what their creative process is and how they get inspired. It was an amazing few days and I highly recommend it to anyone who is involved in creative ministry in their church.
I loved seeing how every detail of the conference was thought through and every aspect very well done. From the breakout sessions to the notebooks you received when you checked in, everything had a purpose and was spot on.
This makes me think of how as a Christ Follower I often do just enough to get by. I think that I can just "phone it in" and God will bless it. That is not the case! 1st Corinthians 10:31 tells us "Whether you eat or you drink or WHATEVER you do, do it all for the glory of God." So it doesn't matter if you are a worship leader, banker, teacher, athlete, or parent, God tells us that in everything we do we should do it all for God's glory!
God doesn't ask for "just OK" or "good enough" He wants me to do all that I can for Him in EVERYTHING I do so at the end of the day I can look back at it with Him and say "It's all GOOD!"
Just a few of my thoughts. I would love to hear yours!