β€œYou are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16, NIV)

Let Your Light Shine

One of the ways that we are salt and light and act as redemptive agents in this broken world is to live out a faithful presence in the workplace. Woody Allen once observed that 90% of life is simply showing up. As followers of Christ, we are called to a mission of engagement in, not withdrawal from, the broader world. To faithfully engage the world means we must be fully present within it.

A large part of our calling in the workplace is faithfully showing up every day and demonstrating to others the good found in and through our work. Living out a faithful presence in our workplace means that we embody the gospel by doing our best work and by being exemplary workers. It means that we extend common grace to our coworkers and our customers and seek their good. As image-bearers of God, we must remember that our work has intrinsic value in itself and is to be an act of worship. We must also grasp that our work has instrumental value in that it provides for our economic needs, allows us to care for the needs of others, and creates a sphere of influence for the gospel to be lived out and shared.

As we begin this new year, I pray that each of us accepts the challenge that our workplaces are places of ministry and that we consider them gifts from God. We don’t necessarily have to become “fire and brimstone” preachers, but we must understand that we are working for a purpose. That purpose is to glorify our Father and to bring others closer to Christ! What a perfect venue to share the love of the Lord!


Happy New Year!

“Working for Christ”!

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18 Comments on “SHARE THE LOVE OF THE LORD!”

  1. I love how God makes a point so clear to us through His word. I woke up this morning and the verse I was given was Matthew 5:16 and here it is again! πŸ™‚ Thanks for another encouraging post Dave!


  2. Thanks for this! Although I am not strictly “at work”, as a student, this is just as applicable as we return to lectures, practicals and of course back to our student houses. Remembering that everything we do should be in the image of God is certainly a challenge, but one that is well worth taking up! All the best and blessings for the year ahead πŸ™‚


  3. moodymandi Says:

    Thank you for this post. It really inspires me, and encourages me on my own personal journey and with my very own goals to help. God bless!


  4. WORD received. Taking this word to my office and posting it as a reminder to me and those I supervise. Thanks.


  5. paulfg Says:

    Man! How many “bad days” are we Christians allowed? Gotta have some allowance. πŸ™‚


  6. dawnspitfire Says:

    it’s as useful everywhere…HOME, family, friends & neighbors β™₯
    The BEST way to let others know by our lives more than words.


  7. Great write! Let your light so shine before men. Blessings to you.


  8. This describes affection between member members of a family, for example between parent and children. In fact, parental love is often the means by which children actually open themselves to God’s love and come to understand it early in life.


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