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Why Our Work Matters to God

May 17th, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – Recently, on Probe, Sue Bohlin asked the question, “Does our work matter to God?”  Through eyes of faith, we see our vocation as more than a 9 to 5 routine.  We learn to see the value of work beyond the paycheck.

Here is what Sue Bohlin said, “Through work, we serve people. Through work, we meet our own needs. Through work, we meet our families’ needs.  Through work, we earn money to give to others. Through work, we love God.  We bring glory to God by working industriously, demonstrating what He is like, and serving others by cooperating with God to meet their needs. In serving others, we serve God. And that is why our work matters to God.”

Because of Jesus, our work for Him has a redemptive purpose. What does He have for you to do today?  Perhaps your work for God is related to your vocation, perhaps your labor is as a volunteer. Either way, God is glorified in the work of a faithful believer. First Corinthians 15:58 says, “Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


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