Colossians 3:17 (NLT) And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
“In the Bible, a person's name represents that person. To do something in the name of the Lord Jesus is to act in a way that is in harmony with His identity and under His authority.” NLT Notes
The Christian Life and Ministry are Hard - many times we have to do things that we do NOT LIKE. So I have a toilet brush clearly visible in my office to remind me of that TRUTH. However, it is also there to remind me that I can choose to do the hard things, the difficult things, in my walk with Jesus or in my service for Him in a way that HONORS Him. If I choose to do that then the toilet brush becomes my symbol of a hard thing done in a way that brings glory to God. When I do that an amazing thing happens. I discover that even those hard and distasteful things that I have to do can bring joy and satisfaction. WHY? Because I’m doing them for Jesus - I am more concerned with honoring Him with my thoughts, words, and conduct than I am about how awful the task may be. Part of that process is GIVING THANKS to God for the privilege and opportunity to glorify Him through those difficult things. What are you facing today that is Hard or unpleasant? What things are you facing that you just don’t want to go through? If you will take time to present that task to the Lord Jesus with Thanksgiving you will discover that no matter how hard the Christian life is - no matter how difficult serving the Lord Jesus can be - IT IS WORTH IT! And that is TOILET Brush theology.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus I don’t like this task - but I want to do it for You to Honor You. Thank You for this opportunity which You have given me to do this. Please help me - give Your strength - Your grace to keep on going.