Two Ways to Turn Your Work Into Worship
In my travels, I see people who worship their work, work at their play, and play at their worship. Are you one of those?
Hi, this is Chuck Bentley with My Money Life from Crown.
Work was created by God for our good. But, it can become our identity, source of worth, or the “necessary evil” that pays the bills.
We’re designed to rest, to need time to relax and play! But for so many, this time has morphed into another form of work. If you get too competitive or spend too much time staring at a screen, reevaluate your “play” time!
Worship is increasingly centered around feelings, not humble adoration, praise and thanksgiving. The “cheap” Gospel has contributed to a culturally apathetic attitude towards Christ and His sacrifice on the cross.
True worship means “to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission.”
Work becomes worship when done as an offering to God, not just personal benefit. With hearts intertwined with His, work is where faith is lived out in word and deed, where gifts and spiritual principles are put into practice.
Colossians 3:17 reminds us plainly, “Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
You can honor Jesus with every project, task, and conversation you have at work. Even when frustrated, your diligent, thorough work glorifies God because you ultimately work for Him.
Work becomes worship when done with submissive hearts. 1st Samuel says, to obey is better than sacrifice. God has a purpose for your work, and it will require humble obedience.
Whatever you do, have a great attitude, submit to authority, give it your best, and serve beyond expectations. Obey God. He know your needs, and desires. He cares about your work and has a good plan for your life.
So, Worship while you work. Worship while you play. And worship while you worship.
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