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

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

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.”


How do you relate to my personal ponderings this week?

In this episode, I discuss:

  • The story behind the song “Do Everything” by Steven Curtis Chapman – New Release Today Article
  • Steven Curtis Chapman’s inspirational 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

Enjoy the official music video below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Spend some time in Colossians this week. It is just four chapters and has a WHOLE lot to say. Don’t just skim it. 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 you can read it over a week several times. This leads us to the following 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 highly familiar with the text, then reread it in a different translation.

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