Podcast #77: “Do Everything” by Steven Curtis Chapman

Spending time in Paul's letter to the Colossians

There are many more mundane moments in our lives than magnificent. This week we will take Steven Curtis Chapman’s song, “Do Everything” to point us to the book of Colossians and ponder what it may look like to “do everything as unto the Lord.”

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How do you relate to my personal ponderings this week?

On this episode I discuss:

  • The story behind the song “Do Everything” by Steven Curtis Chapman – New Release Today Article
  • Steven Curtis Chapman’s inspiration verse for this song – 1 Corinthians 10:31
  • Why I chose to study the book of Colossians instead
  • Unpacking the lyrics of “Do Everything” to discover if you can see yourself in the lyrics, or if they inspire you to evaluate how you “see” life
  • Doing everything for the Lord and not for men – Colossians 3:23
  • The context of this instruction…it was directed to slaves – Colossians 3:22-24
  • Feeling trapped by our commitments (chosen or not)
  • Oswald Chambers teaching on the “shallow aspects of life”…what I am calling the mundane moments
  • Scripture as the “movie version” of our favorite stories
  • Will we be able to appreciate the magnificent moments if we can’t see the value in the mundane?
  • The confident hope that we have that brings meaning to the everyday – Colossians 1:4-5
  • Recognizing what we learn and how we grow through the mundane moments of life – Colossians 1:9-10
  • How these thoughts/teaching extends to what we SAY as well as what we do – Colossians 3:17

 

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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the official lyric video on YouTube below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Spend some time in Colossians this week. It is just 4 chapters and has a WHOLE lot to say. Don’t just read it quickly. I don’t think it brings Him glory to read it and not remember what we’ve read 5 seconds later. So slow down and use three Bible interaction tools this week. The first tool is repetition. With a short book like Colossians you can EASILY read it in one sitting, so that over the course of a week you can read it several times. This leads us to the next tool to support the first – put on an audio version of Colossians as you’re getting ready in the morning, on your commute, or during a mundane moment like a household task. Finally, after you have listened and read all week and made yourself extremely familiar with the text, then read it again in a different translation.

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  • Joel Macias

    really inspiring,thanks a lot,God bless

    • Joel, thank you! I appreciate the comment here AND the review in iTunes. Your prayers for me and my family really touch my heart. I pray God’s Word will sink into the recesses of your being and change you from the inside out!