Do You Worship The Work? 4-23-2010

April 23rd, 2010 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

Do You Worship The Work?

Apr 23 2010
We are God’s fellow workers . . . —1 Corinthians 3:9

Beware of any work for God that causes or allows you to avoid concentrating on Him. A great number of Christian workers worship their work. The only concern of Christian workers should be their concentration on God. This will mean that all the other boundaries of life, whether they are mental, moral, or spiritual limits, are completely free with the freedom God gives His child; that is, a worshiping child, not a wayward one. A worker who lacks this serious controlling emphasis of concentration on God is apt to become overly burdened by his work. He is a slave to his own limits, having no freedom of his body, mind, or spirit. Consequently, he becomes burned out and defeated. There is no freedom and no delight in life at all. His nerves, mind, and heart are so overwhelmed that God’s blessing cannot rest on him.

But the opposite case is equally true–once our concentration is on God, all the limits of our life are free and under the control and mastery of God alone.

When we forget (or rather let go of the tension) of life’s boundries and circumstances we can face each day as a new adventure as we did as children. When we are consumed by God’s fire, we are free and energizedfor doing the will of the Father. JDV/DJR

There is no longer any responsibility on you for the work. The only responsibility you have is to stay in living constant touch with God, and to see that you allow nothing to hinder your cooperation with Him. The freedom that comes after sanctification is the freedom of a child, and the things that used to hold your life down are gone. But be careful to remember that you have been freed for only one thing–to be absolutely devoted to your co-Worker.

I understand the notion of  God being my co-worker, and perhaps it is “only semantics” however, when we are  consumed by God and totally committed to Him, it is His power through the Holy Spirit of God that does any work worth remembering. We may be co laborers, but only in the sense that we stay available. When we are consumed by the fire of God, our freedom allows (and requires) us to wait on the Lord until we are certain that the work we do is the work of God completed through us by the Holy Spirit of God. JDV/DJR

We have no right to decide where we should be placed, or to have preconceived ideas as to what God is preparing us to do.

In fact we can only be truly happy doing the will of God. So IF we are coinected to God we have already given up our rights knowing full well that our happiness and peace can only be satisfied when we are in God’s will and acting on the direction of Hids Holy Spirit. JDV/DJR

God engineers everything; and wherever He places us, our one supreme goal should be to pour out our lives in wholehearted devotion  to Him in that particular work. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might  .” (Ecclesiastes 9:10  ).

When we have this “sense of purpose”, this “knowing” that we are in the will of God, the work is no longer work,  but a beautiful expression of our love. JDV/DJR


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