Devotions by John Ortberg’s book, The Me I Want to Be
Being a Christian doesn’t cover up bad work. We should do our very best, with all our might, that will honor Him. . “If I cannot experience the Spirit in the work I am doing today, then I can’t experience the Spirit today at all.”
It’s alright to ask God to make our work successful ? Of course! As long as success is not our god.
“When we discover the gifts God has given us and the passions that engage us, and put them to work in the services of values we deeply believe in – in conscious dependence on God – then we are working in the Spirit.”
We are the ones that make our work significant- not the other way around. Our work is a primary place where our calling gets lived out. We reflect gratitude and worship even as we work. Any work that has meaning can be a blessing to people and to the earth, can be a calling. A pastor might think of his work as a means to get a good income and therefore only a job. But a garbage collector can see what he does as part of making the world a better place and therefore it is a calling.
Let us ask God today to make our work go well. Take 5 minute breaks throughout the day to get refreshed and ask God for strength to work well and sense your calling.
Martin Luther said, “What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God.” Somebody is looking. Someone is keeping track. It is worth it!