by Christopher Bompas
There are Sundays when you come to Church and you find yourself bursting with God’s love. Then Monday comes… suddenly without releasing it, you turn into a different person (i.e. Mr Hyde). Do we have to step out of the rat race to serve God? No.
Here’s why – we were created to work. The work that we do for the Church is of equal importance to what we do in the world. So how should we approach work as followers of Christ?
Work to cultivate. We have inherited Adam’s mission to subdue the earth (Genesis 1:28). In the urban setting, this doesn’t mean literally sticking our hands in the soil. God wants us to complete the work that He started and do things that glorify Him.
Work with love. While doing what you love isn’t always possible, we can still express Jesus’s command that we love one another in every task, no matter how big or small (John 13:34).
Work to serve. The modern world teaches us to arrange our priorities like this: (1) ourselves, (2) others and (3) God. In contrast, Christ sets the perfect example to follow in washing his disciple’s feet (John 13:1-17). See this video:
Work according to purpose. There are no cushy jobs in the Kingdom of God. Each job is equally important and we need to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal how He can best make use of our talents (1 Corinthians 12:4-6)
There is incredible joy and satisfaction in work. Please speak to our deacons and elders, if you need support and encouragement in finding the special purpose that He has for you. Trust us, it’s more beautiful than you can ever imagine!