Working for the Lord

Do you sometimes feel like your job is not important? I think many Christians feel like they are just putting in hours at the office, while the pastors and missionaries are doing the actual “important” work. All they are doing is answering phones as a receptionist, or taking orders at a fast food restaurant, or plugging numbers in the computer.

Or maybe, like me, you are at home all day long tending the house and children, changing diapers, cleaning up messes, washing clothes. All while other people get to go out into the world, interacting with the world, sharing the gospel and doing the work of Christ.

But this is faulty thinking to assume that one position is more important than the other. As long as we are working for the Lord Jesus and following Him in obedience, then whatever we are doing, we can know that our work is important to Him.

Here’s a great quote from Martin Luther that sums it up:

“What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow.”

So tomorrow when you wake up, have a new perspective. You are on assignment from the Lord. You are working for Him. And your work, whatever it is, is just as important to Him as anything else.

Colossians 3:23-24 : And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

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