Thursday, January 28, 2010

Inspiration & Encouragement: JOY in Work!

God intends for His children to rejoice in their vocations – in their daily work!
Most honorable vocations exist to meet the needs of people; God has ordained His world so that people with various abilities meet various needs. We should think of our vocation, therefore, not as a necessary evil to pay the bills, nor even as an opportunity to become rich, but as the primary path of our Christian walk wherein God has planned good deeds for us to do.
(Jerry Bridges in The Fruitful Life)
What an encouragement! Because God Himself says:
By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
Not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
(Ephesians 2)
These thoughts have been a blessing to me this week, so I'm sharing them today – "Just for the JOY of It!"


  1. It's so true! We get so caught up in the daily grind sometimes, that we forget that our vocation is our mission field (even us mamas).

  2. I needed that reminder today. Sometimes my work seems so pointless.

  3. And a blessing to me today too! Isn't God wisdom and perfect design amazing. So wonderful to marvel at!