WEDNESDAY 18TH JAN.,2017
TOPIC : SEEING YOUR WORK AS GOD’S WILL (1)
TEXT: John 9:4 “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work….”
You’ll experience a new level of fulfillment when you begin to see what you do for a living as an important part of God’s will for your life. Jesus our example preached and healed but, He saw it all as ‘work’ given to Him by His Father. You must too. Instead of seeing church as a place where you meet with God on Sunday morning, see it as a place where you’re fed and strengthened so that you can carry the presence of God with you into the workplace. ‘Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him’ (Col 3:17). Notice two words here: 1) ‘Word.’ That covers skills of communication and information. 2) ‘Deed.’ That covers skills such as creativity and building lives. Whatever you do, you’re supposed to do it with a thankful heart, as though the Lord were your boss â€“ because He is. When you work with that attitude, you come alive. One person comes alive when they pick up a musical instrument, another when they lead a team, another when they counsel someone who’s hurting, and another when they’re looking at a financial spreadsheet.
When each of us is doing what God designed and called us to do, the world around us is enriched. Skill is God-given, and we’re invited to live in conscious interaction with the Holy Spirit as we work, so that we can develop the skills He gives us. Work is a form of love. We cannot be fully human without creating and adding value to all around us thereby making the job fit into the larger aspect of one’s greater purpose giving dignity to existence. Would you reflect on what you do for a living for some seconds and see if it is in line with God’s will? How have you been doing it? Does it meet the purpose of God? Your honest evaluation from this piece of exhortation will help you to adjust in order do God’s will. Remain blessed and lifted.
Meditation: Eccl 3:12-13;5:18-20
Gen. 19; Matthew 18; Nehemiah 8; Acts 18 19