“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” (Matthew 10:29, NIV)


So often we think of worship as something we do on the weekend and work as something we do the rest of the week. This is not what God intended nor what He desires for our lives. God designed work to have both a vertical and a horizontal dimension. We are to work for the glory of God and for the common good of mankind. Our work has been designed by God to be an act of worship – unfortunately this truth is often missed in the frenzied pace of our everyday lives.

If God is aware and cares for every sparrow that falls, then we know that our loving heavenly father watches over us wherever we are and whatever we are doing. Nothing we think, say, or do ever escapes God’s loving, caring, watchful eye. Everything we do, then, should become an act of worship – even the work we do on Monday through Friday from eight to five.

Though our work may be difficult and at times exasperating, we do not have to hate our jobs or merely live for the weekends. We need to re-examine how we think about work. When we begin to embrace how work should be, then we begin to see it as an integral part of our worship to God. If we understand that God designed us to contribute to His creation, we will take seriously how and where we are called to make our important contributions in the world.

You may have been placed in this world to affect millions of lives and bring them to Christ or perhaps you have been strategically placed by God to affect just one or two, or maybe a handful, of people who would be lost without getting to know you. God knows what He is doing. He has placed you where He can use you to His glory.

Yes, it is right to worship Him on the weekend, but remember to worship Him the rest of the week, also! He is worthy of all of our worship – every minute, every hour, and every day!


Enjoy today, “Working for Christ!”

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5 Comments on “WORK OR WORSHIP?”

  1. lillianl17 Says:

    Reblogged this on Growing Up, God, and Being Busy and commented:
    I need to remember this when I work on my school work! Such a great reminder!


  2. It is so true. Whatever our hand finds to do we have to do it as unto the Lord because it really is all for Him!


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