3 March 2015

Doing it for God



Whatever it is I am to do, do it as if I'm doing it for God so that it may become an act of worship. Whether that may be cooking, looking after your body, work etc irrespective of what it is we should do it with idea that it is for the Lord alone!.. (Lord help me with this, give me the strength not to do the job half way but do it with all my heart and might.)

Ecclesiastes 9:10- Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.

Wherever God has placed us, it is a holy vocation and not just a job.  We work for God and not just our employer. Ultimately, God will reward us, if not in this life, surely in the life to come.  For those who hate their job, realize that where you are is no accident.  You work for God and so we should do our jobs the very best that we can because we are an example to those outside of the household of faith.  We can make a good impression for the Lord or we can bring shame to the cause of Christ so we ought to “obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord” (Col 3:22).  In other words, don’t just start looking busy when the boss is watching but even when he isn’t, for God is always watching everything you do.

Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work. (‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭22-25‬ MSG)

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