Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Food for Thought: Work Heartily

While women are to be primarily workers at home, we may find ourselves in a season where we are working outside of the home as well. Here's a quote that I think is a good reminder for a woman in that season as well (preaching to myself here)as well as women working hard at home. (Obviously, it's good for men too!)

Work heartily, not lazily. Proverbs 6:6-11 tells us that most ants are more productive than most people! Every time a Christian is lazy in his work, every time he is not pursuing excellence, he becomes a thief. Does God really mean, “Thou shalt not steal?” Yes. Stealing in laziness is just as offensive as a pickpocket. Laziness in your vocation is stealing from those who are paying you for your labor, and it brings a reproach to God. If God commands us to pursue excellence, if he commands us to work heartily, if he commands us to serve Christ, less than this would be sin.

Always remember that to pursue excellence in your work, is to rely on the grace of God’s hand in all you do. Prayer is an important part of pursing excellence – you cannot do it on your own. Excellence cannot be achieved by personal merit, but only through divine grace. His divine power has granted this to us, but we must come to Him in prayer.

HT: A Puritan's Mind


Chris & Sarah Peek said...

Good post Jamie...but what do you do when there's nothing to do at work? :)

I just realized that you've posted about 5 times since last I read. Thanks for filling my afternoon with fun reading! --Sarah

Mrs. Nichole Jordan said...

Good Post,
I too am in that place now and needed that :-D
Love ya!

oh and Your welcome for the Free Chicken!!!
Love Nichole

Mrs. Nichole Jordan said...

ps. I always post free things that I find on my blog so if you go there you will find them!

sarahdodson said...

That IS a good post, Jamie. I can tend to find myself getting lazy in some of my household duties. I want to correct that and work heartily as unto the Lord! Thanks for your thoughts.