Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:22; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Psalm 46:1-11; Proverbs 22:15
“I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil–this is God’s gift to man.” Ecclesiastes 3:12-13
Do you thank God for your work or look for ways to escape it?
Are Mondays happy days or are Fridays?
Where do you find yourself on the work appreciation scale? 1 Love It——-10 Hate It
God has gifted each of us with skills, motivations, and passions for serving. It is a blessing to be able to earn a living doing what we love to do.
Even if we have a job that may not be the perfect fit, we can joyfully put our “signature” on what we do.
As Christ followers in the workplace, we remember that whatever we do, we do to the glory of God!
Author Jon Acuff has written two books about work that are worth noting on this celebration day in the US–Labor Day. “Quitter” and “Start” are both great reads and will challenge you to see work as “God’s gift to man.” You’ll find inspiration and instruction for getting a job that “matters.”
If you have more happy Fridays than Mondays, take a look at these books.
Lord God, you created us for work. Thank you for the unique gifts, talents, abilities, and passions you’ve instilled in each of us to perform work that sustains ourselves and our world. Forgive us for times we grumble and complain about our work. Enable us to joyfully come to the workplace and bear witness to your work in our lives–the Salvation of our our souls. We pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
“Come and see the works of the Lord, the desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars to cease to the ends of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.
‘Be still and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.'” Psalm 46:8-11