Work and Worship
Is work your place of worship?
God created work to supply our physical needs. God charged Adam with work before sin entered the world. It was meant to be a blessing to us. Work is an opportunity to exercise our God-given gifts and to put spiritual principles to practice. When done as an offering to the Lord, it becomes worship. We don’t work for just our own benefit. When our hearts are so intertwined with His, then our place of work is His place. It’s where we live out our faith in word and deed. Colossians 3:17 is a great reminder. “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.”
Every project, task, or conversation you have at work should be done in the name of the Lord, to honor Him. Though you may be frustrated with things at work, remember you’re not working for man. You’re working for the Lord. Be diligent and thorough with every assignment. Perhaps you need to consider a career change to better steward the gifts and talents that God’s given you. God has a purpose for your work, and it will require obedience and humility. Whatever you’re doing, give it your best. Serve with a great attitude and try to go above and beyond expectations. You can steward your work by allowing God to be the owner of it, and yourself as a faithful manager. Work and worship Him with a heart of love and gratitude.
I invite you to join us at Crown’s 2023 Reunion. We plan to gather October 12-15 at Ridgecrest Conference Center near beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. The Fall colors will be spectacular. For more details and registration, go to crown.org/reunion2023.