“In Christ Jesus, then, I have legitimate reason to glory (exult) in my work for God.” (Romans 15:17)
We work for God. Regardless of our occupation, we are in His employ. Because of this, when we experience success, it is legitimate to glory in it. In fact, we can glory in the very act of service as we work for God in the marketplace.
But what of humility? Surely the ultimate in humility is agreement with God. He says we can glory in our work, so let’s drop our false humility and enjoy it as He intended. There is nothing wrong with enjoying all His good gifts. He provides them for our enjoyment and provision and to make us effective in His kingdom.
What a privilege. If we really grasped this truth, it would revolutionise our work life.
Quick Prayer. “Thank you that I work for you.” Amen
“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.” (1 Chronicles 29:11)
Take a moment to ponder the infinite splendor of our great creator, maker of the universe, master of the infinite detail in all around us. His glory is indeed revealed in the sunrise, the sky, the sea and the beautiful order of nature. Take a moment to wait in awe of your Creator, who knew you, and loved you, even before you were knit together in your mothers womb.
This is the God we serve, this is the God who says “no weapon formed against you will prosper”, this is the God who says “I will provide.”
Is any problem you are facing too great, that He cannot fix it? Is there any problem too small, He is not interested in it? No!
Nothing is impossible for God, and He is for you, not against you. Rest in Him, trust in Him, commit yourself afresh to Him.
Quick Prayer. “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.” Amen