Summary: As we conclude this series in Colossians we see that having Jesus in our life should make a noticeable difference in our work. (Jesus is enough part 9)
Jesus Is Enough - Part 8
"There Should Be A ND At Work"
What you do 40+ hours every week, whetehr in the home the school room or the workforce - matters to God......
Question; Do you feel, that what you during the week matters to God? Listen - it is important that you do, because when you feel that your work matters to God >> you will have a sense of dignity about your work, no matter what that work may be >> you will have a sense of destiny & purpose >> and you will have an inner motivation to be distinctive -- to excel - to rise above medocrity...
On the other hand; if you feel that your work does not matter to God - that He is not concerned with what you do - you will not have nay motivation, to be distinctive; you’ll have no sense of purpose - AND therefore you’ll find it much easier tom make moral compromises during the week.... "Hey it really doesn’t matter if I lie, come in late or work hard - it’s only a job, and hey they should pay be more anyway..."
Today, I wnat us to brielfy consider some reaosns why your work matters to God... My goal in our time togetehr is to convince you of this truth, and hten send you out to your work place with a renwed vigor, passion and purpose....
First of all your work matters to God - BECAUSE
God Is A Worker And You Are Made In His Image
From the opening pages of God’s word - it is obvious that our God is a worker... That he is a God who is busy, a God who is on the move....
The Pslamist writes; "...he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Isreal will neither slumber nor sleep..." - Ps 121:3
In the beginning, God created th eheavens and the earth. The sky, water, land, trees, mountians, sun, moon, starts, fish, birds, aninals, man -- NONE of what we see existed, THEN God spoke and it was....
(Think about that for a momnet - what a mighty God we serve....)
And in Gen 2:2; we read;
"By the 7th day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the 7th day He rested from all His work. And God blessed the 7th and made it Holy, because on it He rested from all the work of creating he had done..."
And David writes;
"The heavens decalre the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands..." Ps 19:1
"How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.." Ps 104:24
"Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them..." Ps 111:2
Our God is a worker...and we, according to Genisis 1:26,27, are created in His own image... Therefore, since our God is a worker - we are to be workers... That is why God, after creating Adam (the first man), immediately put him to wrok in the garden;
"The Lord took the man and put him in the garden of Eden, to work and take care of it..."
Jesus Christ, was also a worker;
"My food," said Jesus, is to do the will of him who sent me and to finsih His work..."
Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at His work to this very day, and I too, am working..." John 5:17
When man was created by God - he was created to be a worker...work is part of who we are, part of how God designed us to be. To be a worker -- is to be like God. Your work is hterefore both an honrable and a good thing.