Word 4U Today

WORKING IT (3)

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 ‘I have done the Lord’s work humbly…’ Acts 20:19 NLT

The authority of God will empower you to do things you didn’t believe you could.

Cliche? Good.

To make it real, we need to live by it. Think about this: knowing that your faith in Christ has God’s seal of approval of it means that you can step out in faith with some confidence.

Anything (as small as you can imagine) that you do to share God’s love to others is ‘working’ for Him.

Mmhmm. You are a necessary, valued, authentic, part of His Kingdom.

Sure, we know that those who *work* for the Church in an obvious way (Pastors, leaders & interns, missionaries, & other really good charity workers) are ‘working for God’.

But actually, most of those people would also probably tell you that ‘working for God’ is more about those special moments of interaction with someone, where you can see God at work as you do that little thing with/for them, than about the ‘9 to 5’ bulk of the ‘job’.

This means that alongside seeing God patting the backs of the church planters, the radicals, the activists, saying ‘Well done good and faithful servant.’

(And He will), He will also say, ‘Well done good and faithful working-student.’ ‘Well done good and faithful kasambahay.’ ‘Well done good and faithful friend to that misunderstood person’, ‘Well done good and faithful saw-someone-in-need-and-stepped-out-for-them-as-if-they-were-Jesus.’ Yeah. Basically that.

Your greatest work for God may begin in that situation you find yourself in everyday.

What now?

Today, look out for people who need something. Stop, and take a moment to look at them as Jesus in disguise. Now decide what you will do for them.

SOULFOOD: 1 Chronicles 12:23 – 15:29 Luke 12:35-48 Psalms 119:33-40 Proverbs 20:28-30

Jolleese Plaire Dzadzovsky

August 12th, 2013

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