Day 8 In Jesus Name
Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
In the middle of verse 17, we find an important reminder along the lines of abiding. “…do all in the name of the Lord Jesus…”. By His sacrifice we have the ability to do what we’ve been called to do. You are “in His name.” It isn’t a phrase that the apostle here is referring to, but a position, a state of being. Isn’t that powerful. Your living is in His name, your being is in His name, your going is in His name, your coming is in His name. Whatever you do in word or deed… That doesn’t leave much room for anything else does it? On the basis of what Jesus has accomplished, we have our position in him.
Look at Ephesians 2:8; For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
As you go through your day, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, living IN HIM, content in all situations, because in all situations you are never separated from the love of God IN CHRIST.
You are God’s workmanship and you are blessed in Him.