“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV)


Very few things in life come easily. Work, of course, is no exception. The same is true of our Christianity. Life, work, and our walk with God all become easier the more we practice.

To be good at our jobs, we first need to learn the details of the job and then make an effort to apply what we learn. A good work environment also depends on good relationships, so they, too, require effort.

Similarly, we practice maintaining our relationship with God as we learn the details about Christ and spend our time focusing on His example. If you don’t have a regular time in which you give God all your attention (praying, reading the Bible, listening to God, making a journal of your thoughts), you need to start one. This is the key to developing your relationship with God. To maintain our focus on God all the time, we must start by having our focus on Him some of the time.

Unlike practicing the piano, or football, or soccer, or some types of work, practicing our focus on God doesn’t have to be drudgery. In fact, if you stay with it, this will become the highlight of your day. But like football practice or learning our work skills, our time of focus is preparing us for something else. It’s preparing us for living the rest of the day with God. It’s preparing us for when our working hours and all our other hours are equally part of our time with God.

Practice spending your time with God this Tuesday and every day. Practice may not make you perfect, but it will put you on a much better path!

Right Path

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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  1. Great Post Dave!!!! and very much appreciated!!!

    Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


  2. That’s good, Dave! Great summary of what discipleship is.


  3. Nicely argued. How long would a marriage last if bride and groom don’t continue to take time together. Jesus himself gave us an example of going off by himself to keep divine appointments with our Father, we should do likewise.


  4. ” To maintain our focus on God all the time, we must start by having our focus on Him some of the time.” Great statement and great post. I always enjoy reading them. Thanks for sharing this.


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