Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17
Life is much easier and more rewarding when we decide in advance that all our words and deeds will be in the name of the Lord. If we have to decide with every word and deed how we will live, it can be difficult and very inconsistent. When we make Jesus #1 in our lives, and make a commitment that everything will be according to His will, then our words and deeds will follow Him. And so will our thankfulness. Let's commit now and avoid the crunch later.