I heard a speaker who mentioned jobs he’d had over his lifetime. He said when he got to heaven, he thought some jobs would be more favorable to God than others. He is very wrong.  Jesus didn’t start His three year ministry till He was thirty. He was a carpenter up until that time. That’s how he made a living. Do you think He demeaned that job or held it higher than any other?
Do we confuse our secular life with our spiritual life?
 
Our typical Monday thru Friday work schedule is just as important to God serving Him as feeding the poor, teaching and ministering to others. Giving yourself to the Master, whether it’s in the bustle of a noon hour fry cook, meeting deadlines, in the cab of heavy machinery, or cleaning up a patient–all are equally important to God’s work on Earth.  I’m sure Jesus didn’t look at the clock wishing He was doing something more important. Did He take pride in what He made in His shop? Did He ever get splinters or have an aggravated customer?
 
In the musical Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye sang If I were a Rich Man. He said “Dear God, I realize it’s no shame to be poor. But it’s no great honor either!”. Later he also sang “You decreed I should be what I am. Would it spoil some vast eternal plan? If I were a wealthy man?”. No Tevye, it’s good to dream and work to better ourselves and our family. But it’s also good to be pleased where we are at the moment, living a good life pleasing to the Lord.
 
The gospels teaches us all life belongs to God and everything in it. Everything we do should be a sacrifice of praise. I should be thankful for what I do, wherever I am and like the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:11, I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I find myself.
 

Bring on the work week.

       My view from the saddle.

 

       (Scott Primmer is an avid cowboy-shooting enthusiast and uses that platform to spread the good news with anyone who             will listen.   He is also part of New Creation)