We are a busy, noisy society. We rush from deadline to deadline searching for significance. We carry phones everywhere, on call to the needs of the world like mini-superheroes. It is good to work hard. It is good to be productive. But rest is good too. Even God rested after he created the world. Sadly, even those of us who believe in God have forgotten how to rest. We rarely leave work at work. We rarely unplug from the media. We rarely silence our phones, much less turn them off completely.
Those of us who believe in God have forgotten how to be with God. Forget working for God. Each day, take a moment to sit at God’s feet. Listen to God. Read the Bible. Tell him what is going on in your life, in your work, in your relationships. When we are faithful to God in this way, he gives us peace and contentment. This contentment is the reward of our faith, according to Robert Flynn’s latest article at TheHighCalling.org. It is also the subject of Bill Peel’s second article on taking your faith to work. This week, Bill talks about the importance of praying for our work.
God wants us to trust him with our work. And we can trust him. The God who calmed the seas for fishermen can change the culture of your workplace too.
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