Set Apart at Work
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart... (Jeremiah 1:5 - NIV)
Sundays are not more spiritual than Monday! Mondays are not "just work" with Sundays being the really spiritual days. Jesus did not devote his ministry exclusively to Sunday (or Saturday); more often, Jesus spent most of his time and told most of his stories on Monday or a work day. Imagine if, every Sunday, millions of Christians would exit the church knowing their mission field is just outside those church doors--and they refused to Switch OFF their faith on Monday! Every day belongs to God. Your work is valuable to God no matter the day of the week.
Abraham Kuyper said it well: "In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, 'That is mine!'"
The work you do on Monday is important to your Heavenly Father. He created you and he knows you better than anyone. He has uniquely designed you and strategically placed you to represent Him in the workplace. He set you apart, for what He needs done right now, right here. Your work is ministry! God says in the Bible: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart... Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)
Written by Doug Spada, founder and CEO of WorkLife, Inc. Excerpted from The Switch, published by WorkLife Press. Used by permission. Content distributed by WorkLife.org > Used for non-profit teaching purposes only.
Posted on Thu, April 7, 2016
by Geoff Webster