Sunday, August 14, 2011

Reflecting God in our Work

* This is taken from my newest devotional God's Word for Mothers. It seems 100% suitable that I would read this the day before students return to school! I pray my character this year represents God in a positive light.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Colossians 3:23

Children are a reflection of their parents. When a mom and dad send their offspring out into the world, they can only hope that the reflection will be a positive one.
As believers, we are God's children. No one is perfect, and for this there is grace. However, we may be the only reflection of our heavenly Father that some will ever see. Our attitude and actions on the job speak volumes to those around us. Although it may be tempting to do just enough to get by, we put forth our best effort when we remember we represent God to the world. A Christian's character on the job should be a positive reflection of the Lord.
This is true of our work at home as well. No one would disagree that daily chores are often monotonous, but we are called to face them with a cheerful spirit. God will give us the ability to do so when we ask Him.

Father, help me today to represent You well through my work. I want to reflect Your love in all I do. Amen

Emily Biggers
From Whispers of Wisdom for Busy Women

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Amanda said...

That really is a fitting devotional! That is a great verse. It goes for all things you do. Sometimes it is easy to forget that we represent God in everything we do. But, we should always strive to be like our Heavenly Father. I like this devotional book...I need to find a new one.

kelly said...

Totally needed to hear this! Thanks for posting! Need to continually ask for a cheerful spirit when doing chores!! =)