TODAY'S WORD FOR TODAY
WORKING IN THE KINGDOM (2)
‘To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given...’Matthew 25:29
Your value in a job is determined by the value you add to the job. When a Christian goes to work each day, God holds them accountable for adding, enhancing and improving things in their workplace. Jesus told the story of three men who were each given money. One was given five bags of it, another two, and another one. The first two ‘…went and traded with them, and gained…’ (Matthew 25:16 NAS). They showed skill, initiative, and made 100 percent profit. So they were commended by their master. But the third man just punched the clock, called in sick, didn’t train, try, dare, or do. So his job review didn’t go too well. And Jesus said something that ought to make us all sit up and take notice: ‘To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.’ That means if your attitude and work ethic are poor, you’re in trouble with God. So, let’s stop and think about your job. If Jesus were your supervisor, would you do your work any differently? How would you answer the phone, type documents, treat your employees, or teach your pupils if Jesus were checking your work? As a citizen of God’s kingdom you need to periodically review your attitude on the job, solicit feedback on how you can grow, demonstrate love and grace to those you work with, make your company profitable, and enjoy the work you do.
TODAY'S PRAYER - FROM PRAYER FOR TODAY MAGAZINE
We all value the protection which the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services provide, often risking their lives to save ours. How can your church support those who work in this sector? Give thanks for all they do. Pray for protection as they handle every request for help, particularly where there may be violence or disorder. Pray that each team will work harmoniously together, and that they will know the gratitude of the communities they serve.About Prayer for Today
Take Christmas gifts to some of the small businesses in you local area.
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