Working On Our Why

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. – (Colossians 3:23, NLT)

Whatever you do, do it from the heart for the Lord and not for people. – (Colossians 3:23, CEB)

Put your heart and soul into every activity you do, as though you are doing it for the Lord Himself and not merely for others. – (Colossians 3:23, TPT)


What a perfect reminder on a Monday following a long, holiday weekend. This final push prior to Christmas, takes some serious digging deep. However, it is so good to remember Who we are ultimately working for – in all things, all that we do should be unto the Lord. If we keep that in proper perspective, there is an urgency in our call to action as we rise and return to work this morning. Whatever our job or position, we are called with purpose, and have things to accomplish unto Him. No matter what we do, we can work as unto the Lord. If it is teaching, be it with kindness and grace; if it is serving or helping or leading, let patience and goodness reign – in all things, whatever we do, may His love be evident as we commit ourselves to working as unto Him.


May we choose to work, Generous Giving

In all that we do;

As unto the Lord,

So His love shines through.

When heart and soul,

Are in what we do;

Our best is put forth,

And grace is renewed.

In everything,

Our best for the Lord;

So His love light shines,

And peace is outpoured.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the reminders of truth that You give us in Your word. Thank You that ultimately, we are not working for people, but rather unto You. Forgive us for approaching anything that we do with an attitude that is less than our best. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would do all things as unto You. Show us how to love those around us as You love us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we do all that we do, unto You, giving our very best. Amen.


© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present


The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23

Asking for Answers

There are times when we find ourselves in a position where we need to hear a specific answer from God. It is often in these times, that answers seem to elude us. Though the author of Psalm 83 was praying for God to do whatever it takes to convince the world that He is indeed God, I think that the words echo the cry of my heart, when I find myself in a space of seeking an answer from Him.

O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still. – (Psalm 83:1)


As I seek Him, I anticipate answers, and trust that He will move as only He can do. When it seems all that is heard is silence, a sense of urgency rises within me, to press in and persist in my pursuit of His very best for me. His word assures us that: if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and all your soul. – (Deuteronomy 4:29) Therefore, let us set our hearts to seeking, even when the Lord seems silent. For He is faithful to answer all who earnestly seek Him.


God be not silent,Asking for Answers

let Your voice be heard;

for I need to know,

the truth of Your word.

I’ll seek You, Lord God,

with all of my heart;

my soul is searching,

where I’m meant to start.

Let not Your stillness,

be viewed as my wrong;

help me to pursue,

in prayer, carry on.

When You choose to speak,

help my ears to hear;

so my heart receives,

as You remove fear.

Help me trust in You,

for each faithful move;

as You take my hand,

may resolve improve.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You do not keep silent for long. Thank You that You are faithful to answer as we earnestly seek You. Thank You for Your word, for Your promises, for Your love, and for Your grace. Forgive us for our lack of fortitude in seeking You for answers, and grant us strength and resolve to continue pressing in until we have clear direction from You. Help our hearts receive and respond to the answers You give, even when they are not what we expect nor hope for. Thank You that You work out all things for the good of those who love You, and Lord, we do. Teach us to trust You in all things and at all times, and may our every move be motivated by Your love. Help us to love well, all whom we encounter, and may many come into a saving relationship with You. Be glorified, O God, as we seek You for answers today. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.

– Genesis 21:6