Wednesday, January 09, 2013
What I learned from the homework – God intended work to be a blessing. The concept of work was instituted in the Garden of Eden PRIOR to the fall. So, this should tell us that work wasn’t meant to be a punishment. Work was made more difficult after the fall, but it was part of God’s plan for man and woman from the beginning.
Re-reading Proverbs 31 has taught me this week that women in the workplace was part of God’s plan. I have wasted too much time resenting the fact that I have never been able to be a career homemaker. Now, I can tell you that God has completely orchestrated my career path and every job I’ve ever held. I have gotten to know Him in unimaginable ways because of work. And, after experiencing 13 months of unemployment several years ago, I appreciate work so much more.
Changes I have made/need to make – This week significantly impacted our entire class. Granted, our group is very small, and that lends itself to magnificent discussion. Personally, I love my job, but sometimes it’s difficult to remember that I work for Christ, and I have to make a point of reminding myself.
Memorizing Scripture – Colossians 3:23-24 teaches us that we serve Christ, not men. So we should work heartily and passionately and with integrity. That can be quite challenging at times.
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