Living as a Christian…accepting Christ as Savior…being born again in a spiritual sense of new awareness of self and others and God’s love—whatever words you use to describe or define your faith, they denote a commitment. In aligning yourself with God and discovering God’s purpose and plan you are committing to be faithfully obedient to him.
Making Time for Jesus at Work
” Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Jesus spoke these words to His disciples just before He returned to heaven. His disciples…fishermen, a tax collector, an anti-government radical, and a man who was could have been from Missouri (he had to see it to believe it).
Do you notice that none of these people were training to be in the ministry before Jesus called them? That didn’t matter, though. When Jesus called they answered. They were willing to make time for Jesus while they worked.
They made time for Jesus at work by being like Jesus at work. You can, too.
Your commitment to Jesus is real and effective at work when you:
• Refuse to participate in office gossip and backstabbing. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. ~Ephesians 4:29
• Give your best efforts to your work. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men… ~Colossians 3:23
• Be above reproach. And that includes not taking office supplies because “They’ll never miss them,” or “They owe me that much”. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let them labor, doing honest work with their own hands, so that they may have something to share with anyone in need. ~Ephesians 4:28
• Make sure that whatever career path you choose, it will not dishonor God or cause anyone to doubt the genuineness of your proclaimed faith. So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. ~1st Corinthians 10:31
As Christians we are a reflection of Jesus to the world.
Who you are is who they think Jesus is. And to your brothers and sisters in Christ and the church as a whole, you are to set an example of faithful obedience.
In other words, making time for your commitment to Jesus is taking time to:
-Think before you speak. Consider the outcome of your actions before you act
-Remember that your lifestyle and the choices you make are a reflection of your heart…your true heart.
Reverend Bill McBride,