Your Work Matters

Work is the form in which we make ourselves useful to man and thus to God! - Lester DeKoster Work is more than a necessity; it is a privilege. Work enables us to take part with God in the work of creation. It develops our personality and shapes us into the unique persons which God … Continue reading Your Work Matters

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Thankful for 10 years of work

  On this day, 10 years ago, I started my first job. Graduating from the University of Ilorin in 2006, I had my youth service in Cross River State in 2007. Then I sought for a job throughout 2008 but could not get any. Finally, I came to Lagos. My brother helped submit my CV … Continue reading Thankful for 10 years of work

The Christian view of Work

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

Living Words – Dallas Willard (1935 – 2013)

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)

More than just a Job

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

A Hymn on Work

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

Living Words – Thomas Carlyle (1795 – 1881)

'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)

Providence and our Work

The works of God are broadly divided into 2 categories: Creation and Providence. The second category refers to how God preserves, directs, and governs all he has created. And the Scriptures clearly testify to this important truth – Ps. 103:19, Eph. 1:11, Job 37: 5,10, Matt.6:26, Acts 17: 26, Phil. 4:19, Ps. 75: 6,7. They … Continue reading Providence and our Work

Which Vocations Should Be Off Limits to Christians? by Gene Edward Veith

The Reformation doctrine of vocation teaches that even seemingly secular jobs and earthly relationships are spheres where God assigns Christians to live out their faith. But are there some lines of work that Christians should avoid? The early church required new members to give up their occupations as gladiators or actors. Whether Christians should enter … Continue reading Which Vocations Should Be Off Limits to Christians? by Gene Edward Veith