Glorify God in All You Do

Do you glorify God in all that you do?

Yes… even work?

 

Consider this…

If Christ is Lord over all of life, then He must be Lord over work, too.

Our identity must be wrapped up in who we are, not just what we do.

“Whatever we do for work, we should do it in the name of the Lord Jesus” (Col 3:17), that is, with a concern for His approval and in a manner that honors Him.

 

The Spirit empowers us to live and work with Christ-likeness.

Christ gives the Holy Spirit to help us live in a way that pleases Him that has enormous implications for how we perform our work.

 

Know this…

God values our work even when the product has no spiritual value.

 

A measure of the significance of a job is its perceived value from the eternal perspective.

For example…

Will the work “last”?

Will it “really count” for eternity?

 

Shallow thinkers would suggest that… God values work for eternity, but not work for the here and now.

 

This is not a biblical truth, but heresy.

Keep these truths in mind when you are tempted to deem secular work as second-class Christianity.

 

– God Himself has created a world which is time-bound and temporary (2 Pet. 3:10-11).

 

– God promises rewards to people in everyday jobs, based on their attitude and conduct (Eph. 6:7, 9; Col. 3:23, 4:1).

 

– God cares about the everyday needs of people as well as their spiritual needs. He cares whether people have food, clothing, shelter, and so forth.

 

– God cares about people, who will enter eternity. To the extent that a job serves the needs of people, He values it because He values people.

 

Hear this clearly…your work does matter to God.

You and I are called to first be a Christian… But whilst we are spending some time this side of Heaven… We are to labor in love in the profession to which He has entrusted us.

 

Draw near… unto Him… each and every day… Endeavor to glorify Him in all that you do.