Have you ever heard the old phrase, “putting food on the table”? It is a phrase used many times to refer to going to work. “I’ve got to go to work so I can put food on the table.” For many people, work can simply become a means to an end and before we know it, we’re simply “working for the weekend” -- seeking out Friday as our weekly saving grace!
Don’t you think God intended more for us? Shouldn’t serving Christ be more exciting, fulfilling, and encouraging? Sometimes we do need a career change; however, I wonder if it’s not our jobs that make us miserable, but our perspective. I love Colossians 3:23-24 which reads, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Paul told the church of Ephesus in Ephesians 6:7-8, “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.” It’s as if Paul knew work would seem routine, boring, and unfulfilling. He says, “Whatever you do.” This tells me that God is not as concerned about what we do for a living as much as He is concerned about how we do it. In a similar fashion, God is not as concerned about where we live as much as He is concerned about how we live there.
I watched a powerful teaching about this principal on Right Now Media this week. I encourage you to watch it as well by clicking on the following link:
If you missed church this past Sunday, we introduced a gift to you. If you have not yet signed up for Right Now Media, let me encourage you to do so. To put it very simply, Right Now Media is the Netflix for Christ-followers. You can learn more about this product by watching this quick video below. You should have received an email inviting you to set up your username and password. If you did not, you can click on this link below and get set up today.
Also, if you missed Sunday, you can go back and watch the archive of the message by clicking here:
Don’t miss church this weekend! We are continuing our series “The Table,” and I have more exciting news to share with you as we press forward in honoring the past and challenging the future. Also, plan on joining us for our Christmas Eve Experience on Wednesday, December 24, at 6pm, as well as our New Year’s Eve Experience on Wednesday, December 31, at 6pm.
I pray your week has been blessed,
In His Grip,