Do everything

After a bummer couple of days, I had a song rattling around in my head, and looked it up on my ipod.  It was “I Will Trust You”, by Steven Curtis Chapman, from the Beauty Will Rise album.

After listening, I went on to “Do Everything”, from Steven’s album, re:Creation.  I listened to it a couple of times at least as I rode the bus, and went to get a coffee on the way to work.  No matter how routine our tasks may be, we should still do them for the glory of God.

The lyrics are below:

Do Everything, written by Steven Curtis Chapman  published 2011

http://stevencurtischapman.com/node/428

You’re picking up toys on the living room floor
for the 15th time today
Matching up socks and sweeping up lost
Cheerios that got away
You put a baby on your hip and color on your lips
and head out the door
And while I may not know you I bet I know you
Wonder sometimes does it matter at all
We’ll let me remind you it all matters just as long as you

Do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
Cause He made you to do
Every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face
And tell the story of grace
With every move that you make
And every little thing you do

OOoh ooooh oooooh

Maybe you’re that guy with the suit and tie
Maybe your shirt says your name
You may be hooking up mergers, cooking up burgers
But at the end of the day

Little stuff big stuff in between stuff
God sees it all the same
And while I may not know you I bet I know you
Wonder sometimes does it matter at all
We’ll let me remind you it all matters just as long as you do

Everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
Cause He made you
To do every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face
And tell the story of grace with every move that you make
And every little thing that you do

Well maybe you’re sitting in math class
Maybe anekatips on a mission in the Congo
Maybe you’re working at the office
Singing along with the radio
Maybe you’re dining at a five star
Or feeding orphans in Myanmar
Anywhere and everywhere you are
Whatever you do it all matters
So do what you do and don’t ever forget
to do

Everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
Cause He made you to do
Every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face
And tell the story of grace as you do
Everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
Cause He made you to do
Every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face
And tell the story of grace with every move that you make
And every little thing that you do

Ooh oooooh
Every little thing you do

 

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2 Responses to “Do everything”

  1. GingerNewingham Says:

    Thanks for this. Today was a frustrating day with our new little man, and I needed to be reminded that I’m not doing this for him or me. I’m doing it for the Lord. Thank you!

    http://momentsdefined.wordpress.com/

    • ouradoptionexperience Says:

      There are days. Many days. The good ones definitely outweigh the bad ones. Even when we are having challenges with our older one, he will still (at six) come and lie on top of me while I lay on the couch. That Steven Curtis Chapman song really spoke to me that morning, and likely will many times this week, as we deal with life.

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