SEND ME!

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”  (Isaiah 6:8, NIV)

Many Christians are carrying their vocations into a new mission field – the workplace. Their tools are the God-given skills and talents they bring to their office, to their construction site, to their nurse’s station and to a thousand other places. Their effectiveness is enriched by their competency, by a steadfast commitment to integrity, and by a wish to honor God with their work. They are committed to bring the message of grace to people who they are around every single day – their colleagues and co-workers.

They work in every occupation. They are our friends and our neighbors. They are scientists and writers, housekeepers and physicians, attorneys and truck drivers. They are nurses and entrepreneurs, laborers and carpenters, programmers and actors, garbage collectors and historians.

What is needed now is a unity of purpose! What is needed is prayer for each other, and prayer for our workplaces. This is not the time for us to bicker over what we don’t have in common. This is our moment to set our hands to our labors and our hearts to prayer. God hears the prayers of His people. How much sweeter would that sound be to His ears when raised by thousands of us as we call on Him to make His Spirit known by the very way we do our jobs?

We are a new generation of believers – working as tax collectors, as miners, as professional athletes, as CEO’s, and a hundred other vocations; each chosen not for its prospects for prosperity but for a vision of God’s love for the people in that field – for a vision of His love for work itself.

When God asks “Who will go?”, let it be you. Let it be me!

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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3 Comments on “SEND ME!”


  1. I recon I’m about to shout this morning!!!! You just broke my coffee scale!!! Take care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T <

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  2. Great word of encouragement as we head out to our workplaces this morning! Time is too short for bickering. Thanks for a true word!

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