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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Working as Unto the Lord

One of my favorite encouraging women is Elisabeth Elliot. She conveys such simple truths, yet in a gentle, Godly way. I read this today and had to re-post it. I hear so many grumble about all the daily tasks, or about work. I am often guilty of the same. I think this is a nice reminder of "Doing as unto the Lord".

Elisabeth Elliot's Daily Devotional
Title: How to Do the Job You Don't Really Want To Do

Author: Elisabeth Elliot

Certain aspects of the job the Lord has given me to do are very easy to postpone. I make excuses, find other things that take precedence, and, when I finally get down to business to do it, it is not always with much grace. A new perspective has helped me recently:

The job has been given to me to do.
Therefore it is a gift.
Therefore it is a privilege.
Therefore it is an offering I may make to God.
Therefore it is to be done gladly, if it is done for Him.
Therefore it is the route to sanctity.

Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God's way. In this job, not in some other, God looks for faithfulness. The discipline of this job is, in fact, the chisel God has chosen to shape me with--into the image of Christ.

Thank you, Lord, for the work You have assigned me. I take it as your gift; I offer it back to you. With your help I will do it gladly, faithfully, and I will trust You to make me holy.

Daily devotions courtesy of, a ministry of Back to the Bible.

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