Labor Not in Vain

Labor Not in Vain

Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.  1st Corinthians 15:58  NIV

 

He started out delivering to the company´s various shops in town.  The man worked hard until the warehouse and the shops were optimized and running efficiently.  When the buildings and vehicles had been put into order, the man began on the ordering systems and payments.  Everyone was pleased with the improvements to the business except for the boss.  When the man returned from his holiday leave, he found he had worked in vain.  He was let go.

The call to follow Jesus is also a call to work for the Lord.  We enter a holy job to represent God, point towards Him in faith, and to share His love to the World.  There are many ways in which we may be called to serve in priestly ministrations.  Witnessing, duties at worship services, and even praying for others are all labors that the Holy Spirit may give us to do.  Unlike our friend who worked in vain for earthly oriented goals, spiritual goals have God´s eternal quality and reward.  We can safely and gladly perform our offerings of service.  In return, will the worthy Owner of our souls be pleased to keep us close to Him?  Will He be pleased to let us enjoy the fruit of our spiritual labors forever and ever?

 

Dear Lord,

Shift our focus from earthly concerns to lifting You higher!  Burden us more with our walk with You and with sharing You with all those we come into contact with, we pray!

Amen

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