Imagine a gathering of people who have each discovered a way to know and communicate with the Creator of the Universe. Each of them growing daily in purpose and passion as the God of heaven and earth reveals more of himself to them each passing moment. They share stories all day – personal teachings from the Greatest person to ever live – building one another up with nothing but words of encouragement and truth. Their excitement erupts into singing – each person uniquely expressing their thankfulness and praise to the one who gave them a life worth living.
This is the community that I imagine as Paul encourages the Colossians,
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. (Col 3:16)
A community of people so touched by the love of God and possessing the heart of God in whatever they do,
“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… Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.” (Col 3:17, 23)
Father God let me offer up this entire day to you.