A secular worldview, that is, an outlook on life that fails to take God and his revelation into account, distorts work in either of 2 ways. It could see work as a meaningless but necessary burden which we have to bear in order to survive, or it turns work into an idol - the sole … Continue reading The Christian view of Work
There is truly no distinction between sacred and secular except what we have created. And that is why the division of the legitimate roles and functions of human life into the sacred and secular does incalculable damage to our individual lives and to the cause of Christ. Holy people must stop going into "church work" … Continue reading Living Words – Dallas Willard (1935 – 2013)
In nothing has the Church so lost Her hold on reality as in Her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as result, the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and … Continue reading Living Words – Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)
Did you hear about the 2 police officers who were killed in New York City on 20th December, 2014. Here is a part of the story which you probably didn't hear on CNN. Rafael Ramos, one of the murdered officers, was a Christian. A member of Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, New York for 14 … Continue reading More than just a Job
Behold us, Lord, a little space From daily tasks set free, And met within Thy holy place To rest awhile with Thee. Around us rolls the ceaseless tide Of business, toil, and care; And scarcely can we turn aside For one brief hour of prayer. Yet these are not the only walls Wherein Thou may’st … Continue reading A Hymn on Work
'Give us, O give us the man who sings at his work! Be his occupation what it may, he is equal to any of those who follow the same pursuit in silent sullenness. He will do more in the same time—he will do it better—he will persevere longer. One is scarcely sensible of fatigue whilst … Continue reading Living Words – Thomas Carlyle (1795 – 1881)
Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I go, My daily labour to pursue; Thee, only Thee, resolved to know In all I think, or speak, or do. The task Thy wisdom hath assigned O let me cheerfully fulfill; In all my works Thy presence find, And prove Thy good and perfect will. Thee may I … Continue reading Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I go
We think of God as a King, and rightly so. We learn from David that The Lord has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all. (Psalm 103:19) But do we even consider that the Almighty Creator also stoops to serve his creatures? Yes, he does. And he fulfills this role in … Continue reading A Serving God
The story of Joseph is a remarkable account of faith and stewardship. Joseph was a man with a dream - literally. He dreamt of occupying a position of greatness and power. He saw his elder brothers and even his parents bowing down in submission to him. Yet, the circumstances he found himself in were anything … Continue reading Be faithful – even when it doesn’t make sense!
Are you in a job you don’t love? Can you still bring glory to God in that dull and boring role? The article linked below offers wisdom on how to go about this. Let me know what you think. 5 Ways to Find Joy in a Job You Don.