I wanted to write a quick response to the day: There were two things that I noticed today. Many prayer needs and discussions were based on 1) life direction and seeking the Lord for the “next step” and 2) glorifying God at work or in work. This is very normal for anyone of any age to ask these questions. As you are praying through direction, there are a couple of truths that God gives us in his word. The first truth is that God has already given us a life direction as he states in 1 Peter 4:11-12 “whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Our life direction is to bring glory to God. That takes a lot of weight off of our shoulders because there are so many ways we can glorify God in our daily activities and work! The second truth that we need to see is a bit of a loaded phrase: “We work from our salvation not for our salvation.” At surface level this means that since we are saved in Christ, we are free to pursue work (almost any work) knowing that our salvation is secure and we are free to bring Him glory in our job. Under the surface this also means that God did not setup a works based faith. No matter if we are looking for a job, or trying to “work” for our salvation by reading the Bible enough or doing good things, we are already saved as believers. Again, this takes weight off of our shoulders that we can be working at a coffee shop or studying in school and we are doing exactly what God wants from us. In everything we can glorify God and love others! Pray about that this week, and in the name of Christ, where all blessing is found, be joyful!
Mar 4, 2012