Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this will receive back from the Lord, whether his is a bondservant or is free. Masters, for the same to them, and stop threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him. -Ephesians 6:5-9
Time and again, Lord, You call us to serve with the heart and not by mere action. You are a God who is concerned with my heart and what it is set upon—You see my heart. Lord, may all my work be done for Your glory, from a heart that looks to serve You and not the wills of men.
Additional Prayer Questions & Points to Pray Through
- In what ways am I seeking to serve others? Is it from a heart set on the Lord or on pleasing men?
Father, help me to daily fulfill my tasks, whatever they may be—no matter how simple they may be, for Your glory. You have placed me where I am in life, may I do it justice unto Your will, not seeking the approval of men, but setting my heart on You.
- Do I work from a sincere heart?
Lord, give me the focus as I begin my day to serve others in a manner that is pleasing to You.