“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him.” (Psalm 37:23, NIV)

Along the road on our way to church this week, my wife and I saw a billboard with a picture of a popular sports car. The ad read, “Work in a cubicle?”


The car manufacturer is saying, in effect, “We know a lot of work is boring or frustrating, and we’ve got something better to offer.” No doubt the message strikes a chord with bored or frustrated working people. And no doubt driving the sports car is more exciting than living in a cubicle.

Jesus Christ has saved us from condemnation. He has never promised us an easy ride. You probably don’t have a job that matches the excitement of a high performance car on the open road. And, even the excitement of a sports car falls pretty flat during rush-hour traffic.

Still, the advertisement calls: “Escape from work! Forget it’s there! Life is for living, not for working” (except to pay for the car, of course). Escape, however, is temporary.

Reality is that Jesus had to put up with a lot of frustration during His own ministry. He also had many reasons to feel accomplished as people were healed, His disciples grew in understanding, and His ministry achieved the things He desired. He was able to wrap life and work together – all in the same package.

Oswald Chambers commented that the real issues of life are found in the ‘valleys’ of our daily work and life, not in the few ‘hilltop’ experiences. Don’t be deceived by the artificial ‘hilltop’ appeal that the world gives us with sports cars or any other material enticement. We need to depend on Jesus Christ to get us through the daily ‘valleys’ so we can enjoy the genuine ‘hilltop’ of fellowship with Him.

Trust Jesus

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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  1. Wow, this is a good one!!!! Two smoothies for sure…… Take Care my Friend and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


  2. Lyn Says:

    I worked in a cubicle in the call centre at the Australian Tax Office for 10 years. I loved it! But now that I’m retired I hate talking on the phone 😀 What the world has to offer pales into insignificance when you look at what Christ offers you both now and in the future.


  3. teresapoetry Says:

    Love your message on the importance of depending on Jesus Christ!! Amen!!!


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