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“What if, sometimes, there be mists and fogs so thick that I cannot see the path? It is enough that You hold my hand, and guide me in the darkness; for walking with You in the gloom is far sweeter and safer than walking alone in the sunlight!” -Susannah Spurgeon
Part of fulfilling my job as a nanny includes filling these little hearts and minds with books, songs, stories, and words that drive their thoughts, hearts, and affections to the only righteous One. Here are some of my recommendations for doing so. (Link in bio.)
Lilli was praying while coloring earlier and said, “God, I love You when You’re the same and I still love You when You’re not the same.” • This echoes a lot of conversations we have on a daily basis, conversations of how she is loved regardless of her actions and how we “love you when you listen and we love you don’t.” • “Hey, Lilli, want to hear some amazing news?” • She always does. • “God never changes,” I tell her. “He’s always the same.” • “Wow.” • “How does that make you feel?” • She smiled so big. “It makes me feel really happy.” • “Why would that make you happy?” • “Because I love Him and I want Him to come everywhere with me and if He never changes it means He is always with me.” • She’s three years old. • Solid theology is a comfort for every age. Praise God for His immutability.
“Are you not willing to pass through every ordeal if by any means you may save some?” -Charles Spurgeon

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Monday Morning Munch No. 24 – On the Job

Work for God

Procrastination is one of Satan’s favorite things. He loves for God’s kids to procrastinate. To relax. To get comfortable. To lose all sight of urgency.

I’m not just talking about reaching the lost or finally having a heart-to-heart with that person God laid on your heart a month ago, although that is part of it.

I’m talking about working in the mundane, every day, seemingly meaningless tasks. The ones you don’t love but have a responsibility to do. 

Satan loves for you to put off doing those things so you will be distracted and focus on something else, when God has called you to complete the task at hand.

For example, transcribing has become that for me on the job. I adore my job and am so thankful to work in a completely Christ-centered environment, but transcribing–whether it be sermons or interviews–has become a chore. Therefore, when I’m transcribing it doesn’t take much for me to get distracted and start doing something else when I should be focusing on accomplishing the present goal.

Why is it so easy to procrastinate on the job?

1. WE DON’T REALIZE WHO WE’RE WORKING FOR

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24 ESV)

If we truly realized our boss was not just some person–one we may or may not like–sitting in a bigger office than ours, but was the Lord Jesus Christ, would we work differently?

2. WE DON’T REALIZE THE BIGGER IMPLICATIONS

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16 ESV)

God, through the provision of our job, has set before us a task. Maybe we like it, maybe we don’t, but it’s been given to us by the Father to make much of Him through it.

  • IMG_3806By the way you work, do you demonstrate to your coworkers, management and Satan a different work ethic than the world?
  • Do you work for a cause (Christ’s glory) or for applause from men?
  • Do you work diligently, excellently and purposefully, thereby demonstrating how God works diligently, excellently and purposefully at all things?

“…let your light shine…”

May the beauty of Christ radiate through our work ethic so that others may see our good works and glorify God. May we work in such a way that it causes others to stop and stare, racking their brains to figure out why we labor the way we do. Then let their wondering end at the foot of the cross. For it is for Him–the One who sacrificed it all–we work.

This is my prayer for us as believers. May it be so.

“For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.” (1 Thessalonians 2:9-12 ESV)

2 comments on “Monday Morning Munch No. 24 – On the Job

  1. CL Mareydt says:

    Beautiful & inspirational blog .. thank you for sharing …

    1. Thank you! I hope you are pushed toward the Lord.

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