Archive for July, 2016

The Key to Making Your Work Matter

July 28, 2016

Colossians 3:23-24 (ESV) 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared… read more »

Rest for Your Soul

July 25, 2016

Rest often eludes us. Even if we try to carve out time for rest, our plans may be sabotaged. The same thing happened to Jesus and His disciples. I encourage you to read all of Mark chapter 6. Several verses are printed for you here. Mark 6:7, 12-13, 30-33 (ESV) 7 And he called the… read more »

Why Do We Work?

July 21, 2016

The apostle Paul in the Bible spent the last years of his life teaching people about Jesus’ sacrifice for them and the principles of living out the Christian life. It is fascinating that in his final words to both the Thessalonians and the Ephesians, Paul emphasized the principle of hard work. The first passage below was… read more »

For All the Marthas Out There

July 18, 2016

Inside: Does your to-do list get the better of you? Have you heard that you’re supposed to be a Mary in a Martha world? Have I got good news for you! Luke 10:38-42 (ESV) Martha and Mary 38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into… read more »

What Role Has God Given You?

July 14, 2016

1 Corinthians 12:14-20(ESV) 14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because… read more »

When God Asks You to Do the Hard Thing

July 11, 2016

I wanted to title this devotion “When God Asks You to Do the Hard Thing and You Really, Really Don’t Want To.” I encourage you to read the entire book of Jonah. It is only four chapters, and it’s an entertaining, plot-driven read! Just in case, I have printed chapter 1 for you below. Jonah 1… read more »

When You Need Extra Knowledge or Ability from God

July 7, 2016

Inside: What tasks of your daily life are beyond your own capabilities? When you face a challenge you cannot figure out on your own, you can seek extra knowledge from God! He is able, and he hears your prayers for assistance.  Try not to collapse that we are reading from the later chapters in Exodus… read more »

Created to Work

July 4, 2016

Welcome to the series “All in a Day’s Work.” Whether you pick up after children all day, work in an office or factory, minister to others, or putter around with a hobby, you’ll find insights from God’s Word as to why it is we do our daily tasks and what God calls us to in that… read more »

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