Words from the Heart for Monday September 6th, 2021
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Colossians 3:23 (NLT)
Employers in Canada are looking for recent graduates from universities, colleges, and trade schools who would like to live and work in Canada and are able to contribute to its thriving economy. Canada is the most educated country in the world, with over 56% of its adult population having some form of tertiary qualification and an impressive 99% literacy rate. Canada has a range of fantastic immigration options such as the Provincial Nominee Program, aimed at helping skilled foreign workers to work in Canada.
The Bible clearly teaches that the people of God are to be committed to serving God and serving others. We are called not to be lazy, but to be people of action and activity. This was true right at creation, where God placed Adam and Eve in the garden to tend and watch over it. While our salvation is provided by grace – it is the gift of God paid for by the death of Jesus on the Cross – our faith, our redemption, our salvation is proven by our actions. So it makes sense that Paul would write this in Colossians 3:23: “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” All that we do as redeemed followers of Jesus we do for Him. The world divides activity into either sacred or secular. But the Bible teaches that everything we do is ministry. We serve Christ whatever we are doing. When we keep that in mind, even the most menial of jobs becomes rewarding. And everything we do has eternal significance. As we work willingly at whatever we are called to do today, we will honour the Lord.
These have been words from the heart.