Friday, June 15, 2018

Your Work Matters

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

“I believe God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.” - - Eric Liddell to his sister Jenny in the movie Chariots of Fire. 

Eric Liddell was an Olympic champion in short distance and a missionary to China. His sister was urging him to go back to China, but Eric believed that his gift of running must be exercised. Convinced that he was called to be a world-class runner, he put off his return to China in order to run in the 1924 Olympics in Paris, France. 

Maybe your calling isn’t quite as exciting as Eric’s, but the Apostle Paul would argue that whatever it is that you do, you do it with enthusiasm, as though you were doing it for the Lord. He reminded the Ephesian Christ followers to do the will of God with all their heart [see Ephesians 6.6]. Their fulfillment wouldn’t come because their work made them happy all the time, but rather in the fact that they were working for their real employer, Jesus! 

Your work matters to God, so remember whom you serve. There’s a great benefit for you if you do. Paul said, “the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do!” [6.8].

Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Ephesians 6.7

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