WORKING OUT!

Our inner strength is needed in our work life as well as in our family life.

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The Apostle Paul said that his inner strength was rooted in his experience with Christ – Christ is faithful, secure, and unchanging. Paul’s great learning, however, and even his privileged social status, had not been enough to help him through the adversities of his Christian life. Therefore it is interesting that from a prison cell, he instructed:

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:12-13, NIV)

In other words, allow God to have His way with your life, and as He uses it to carry out His purposes, humbly do your work while giving the credit to God. And think about what God is doing – reflect on it and ask Him to help you understand it. This will help you take part in what He’s doing.

Paul is describing something that is spiritually concrete. Life’s lessons and experiences are essential parts of “working out our salvation.” As we work through our difficulties, our confidence in Paul’s advice will grow. In Christ, we will find the strength to carry on, for He is far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” (Ephesians 1:21, NIV)

So, each day at work, remind yourself that you are “working out” for the Lord – and if the workout seems tough, ask the Lord to use it to build your inner strength, for “it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure”.

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Enjoy your Wednesday, “Working for Christ”.

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3 Comments on “WORKING OUT!”

  1. Brook Says:

    Work-out hurts so much sometimes(:

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