Scripture: Psalm 127:
1 Unless the LORD builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
Observation: Without God, our labors in this life are useless.
Application: No matter what kind of work you do, you need God to be involved. We can ask for God’s blessing on our work whether we are caring for or serving others, or whether we are mopping floors. God is interested in what you do, and more importantly how you do what you do.
We spend a great deal of our lives in whatever vocations we find ourselves, and too many times we forget about God during those hours. It’s like we think we should turn God off during work time, and then when we leave the job and are on our own time, then we can let God back in. We should remember that God is responsible for allowing us to have a vocation in the first place. Your boss may not be a person of faith, they may consider work hours their time, but God does not go away because of any lack of faith. It’s all God’s time.
This scripture says to me that if I’m not able to bring God into my work, then my labor is in vain. It is as useless as chasing the wind. Work is more than bringing in an income, it’s more than paying bills, it is a part of who you are and the way you behave at work can speak volumes about your relationship with God.
I"m not saying that if you’re not allowed to talk about God at your workplace you should quit your job or endanger your family stability. If God is in your heart, then there should be no way that they can keep God out and let you in at the same time. Think of new and innovative ways of sharing the love of God. Pray, and ask Him for wisdom and guidance and to be a part of what you do. Allow God to move through you. If you are a willing tool of God, He will use you in ways you might never have imagined.
Prayer: Father of all time, and all places,
Grant me the boldness I need to bring you into every area of my life. No matter where I am or what I’m doing, let me do it with you in mind and with you at my side. Keep me in service to you always and teach my hands to do your work.