Labor Day seems like a good time to pause, give thanks to God for the abilities He has given us and take a closer look at what it takes to make our work life more meaningful. Here are a few thoughts with the guidance of God’s word:
- We must work to provide for those who depend on us. If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5:8)
- No matter what our task, it's our duty to work for God's glory.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men”, (Colossians 3:23)
- The way we work can earn the respect of those who do not follow Christ.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12).
Work can be hard. Even for those who truly enjoy their work, it was nice to have a Labor Day breather. But until the day comes when our work is over, our task is to make our labor, whatever it is, a testimony to God's glory.
Hope you had a Happy Labor Day!
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
Thank you to Randy & Paula Staab for a great summer of leading Celebration @ The Lake. So many people have been blessed by your services and your C3 family is SO proud of you.