Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! Psalm 104:23
pray with me today – Lord, let your favor rest upon us today. Establish the work of our hands today, no matter what we – from bishop to the butler, the president to the pastor, the doctor to the dog whisperer. Help us to fulfill your calling in whatever we do and may we do it all to your glory. Amen!
Well, as you can tell, today is Monday and I promise that you can have a more fulfilling day if only you begin to see or view your job as significant and meaningful no matter what you do.
First and foremost, there is no job out there that is inherently more holy than other jobs.
In fact, the scripture encourages all of us to do whatever we do to the glory of God. He says, whoever speaks, let him do it as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, let him do it as one who serves by the strength that God supplies-in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
In other words, work is worship. Look with me at Psalm 104:23:
Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening.
The word labor in this text is an interesting word – for it is used interchangeably with two words that are inseparable – “work and worship.” Work is worship and worship is work.
This is how significant and meaningful your job is. It means a lot to him. It brings him immense pleasure when we do what we do. If our attitude about our job is that of indifference, we rob God of meaningful worship and hinder the fulfillment he wants for us to experience.
So on this Monday morning, check you attitude before you start work. Approach work today as something significant and meaningful. Not as something you do just to pay the bills or survive. Seek to bring honor to him, work as unto him, and embrace his plan for the work he has given you – it will change your life.