Work to the Glory of God

I love what I do!  It’s a blessing to be able to love going to work.  Okay, some days I don’t actually go anywhere, but I’m working.  I’ve had many jobs in my lifetime; many of which I pretended to know what I was doing until I learned.  Work was something that was instilled in me from a very young age.  I often wonder how people survive if they aren’t able to work.

I recently picked up a little book from a used book store that’s about a minister and his wife accepting a position at a church that was on the brink of closing their doors.  Their first Sunday was very discouraging until they were invited to visit their neighbor who happened to be the caretaker of the church.  The man’s wife was dying of cancer and confined to her bed.  They were told that she had been praying for God to send someone who could spark a flame in the community and rebuild the church.  When they stepped into her room their hearts immediately broke for the frail woman who seemed to be barely holding onto life.  At least that’s how it appeared in the physical sense, but they soon became very aware that she was actually experiencing the fullness of life in Christ.  There was a glow surrounding this prayer warrior like they had never seen before.  She said that all her life she had felt that God had called her to prayer.  Life, however, prevented her from investing as much time to prayer as she felt was needed.  While her condition was painful and challenging, she said she was now experiencing the best work of her life.  Imagine the close relationship with your creator that would come from truly embracing God’s call on your life regardless of any hardships entailed.

Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people” (Ephesians 6:7 NIV)

Again Lord I Call

I find myself, once again, on my knees calling out to God with the same heartache and requests. How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?  (Psalm 13:1-2 NIV)

It’s hard to find answers to some of life’s problems.  About the time you think a situation is starting to turn around it takes another nose dive.  I was asked yesterday how I keep from going crazy.  At last!  A question that I can answer.  I trust in God and renew that trust daily.

I don’t know what today or tomorrow will hold in store.  However, I do know that just as God has given me peace about things that happened yesterday, He will give me peace and strength to get through whatever comes.

Just as one of my favorite songs expresses:

“Whatever will come our way
Through fire or pouring rain
We won’t be shaken
No we won’t be shaken
Whatever tomorrow brings
Together we’ll rise and sing
That we won’t be shaken
No we won’t be shaken”
(Recording Group: Building 429)