It’s easy to believe that God did His work in the past and is therefore pretty inactive on our behalf today. It’s encouraging to know that nothing could be further from the truth! For example, God tells us in Ephesians 2:10 that “we are his workmanship.” Find further encouragement by reading what Alyson wrote below.
Our Daily Bread - March 27, 2019 - Remembering My Father (POINT – God is busily at work on MY behalf!)
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord. Colossians 3:23
READ JOB 38:1–11
When I remember my dad, I picture him best outdoors hammering or gardening or downstairs working in his cluttered workroom, stuffed with fascinating tools and gadgets. His hands were always busy at a task or project—sometimes building (a garage or a deck or a birdhouse), sometimes locksmithing, and sometimes designing jewelry and stained-glass art.
Remembering my dad prompts me to think of my heavenly Father and Creator, who has always been busy at work. In the beginning, “[God] laid the earth’s foundations . . . [and] marked off its dimensions . . . while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy” (Job 38:4-7). Everything He created was a work of art, a masterpiece. He designed a breathtakingly beautiful world and pronounced it “very good” (Genesis 1:31).
That includes you and me. God designed us in intimate and intricate detail (Psalm 139:13-16); and He entrusted us with and instilled in us (His image bearers) the goal and desire to work, which includes ruling and caring for the Earth and its creatures (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15). No matter the work we do—in our job or in our leisure—God empowers and gives us what we need to work wholeheartedly for Him. (Could add Ephesians 2:10)
In everything we do, may we do it to please Him. By Alyson Kieda
REFLECT & PRAY
Dear God, thank You for equipping us to do the work You’ve called us to do.
What has God worked out in your life recently? How does it change your view of even mundane tasks to see them as opportunities to serve and honor Him?