The great American novelist, Sinclair Lewis, was invited to give a lecture to a group of college students who wanted to become writers. As they sat quietly and waited expectantly, he opened his remarks by asking, “How many of you intend to become successful writers?”
Immediately, everyone in the audience held up a hand to declare their intentions.
“In that case,” said Lewis, “my advice to you is to go home immediately and write.”
Shortly after creating Adam, God directed him to care for and tend to the Garden that He had created for him. And, ever since then, man has been responsible to work with God and take care of His creation. Each day we are to accept every task that comes our way and do it as “though we are working for the Lord.” Why? Because He has tasked us to care for His creation!
“Remember,” said Paul, “the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward” if we “work hard and cheerfully” for Him. We must accept every task and each responsibility He offers us and recognize it as an opportunity to worship and serve Him every day. “Whatever we do – in word or deed – we are to do it for the glory of God!” We work for the Creator of the universe!
Prayer: Father, may we always remember that whatever we do, we are to do as an act of worship. We do this from hearts full of love because of Your salvation. In Christ’s Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. Colossians 3:23-24