Every Good Endeavor : Connecting Your Work to God’s Work – Timothy Keller
When I started checking out what books I wanted to read to honor God for the month of April, it was a real struggle for me. There are so many books out there for me to get to know the God I serve just a little bit more – daily. Five books in 4 weeks! Thank you God for my ability to read, and enjoy it, and nurture my relationship with you!
I’m curious. Does this happen to you, too? You spend more time in your relationship with God and things around you start changing? You start noticing people around you being placed in your life in the most perfect timing. People saying things you needed to hear. Well, my friend, this is what we call God’s work. God works through all of us. Here, I am, serving an awesome God!
Work is such a basic thing. What did God do on the first day? He worked. And, how long did He work? He worked for 6 days. What did God do on the 7th day? He rested! Do you rest? I know, I know. You love your work – you want to work more and more and more. Work is food for the soul. BUT, big but, when work becomes the sole purpose of your life…you no longer have a job…now you have an idol. I don’t know about you – but I serve a great God – not an idol. You never want to be so into your work that you miss the next opportunity that God lays right in your path.
Let’s talk about money. How many times have you heard, “money is the root of all evil?” There is NO way. The love or the greed of money might be the root, but definitely not the money. The more money you make, the more people you can help. The more you can give to others. If you have enough, and haven’t given to others lately, maybe you need a little wake up call. My daughter is only 11 and she knows this. Nothing we have belongs to us. It belongs to God. We “borrow” what we have, for this temporary life we are living, in our temporary shell.
Have you done something today to walk in God’s image? Have you helped someone today, or even this week? Remember this, when you are serving the people – you expect things in return. When you are serving for the good – you expect nothing. #godbless