“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”  (1 Thessalonians 1:3, NIV)

Work Matters

Our work becomes spiritual when we do it for the Lord. A new mother rocking her baby while she prays for God’s blessing is a perfect example of spiritual work. It is also present when a blue-collar worker does the very best he or she can when performing his duties. It is clear when an employee is consistently punctual while others don’t seem to care. Spiritual labor is an executive, a manager, or administrative assistant who will not compromise their character just to get ahead in their company. We become spiritual laborers when we wake up every day and thank God that we are able to represent Christ in our workplaces. We are spiritual laborers when we do our work first and foremost for our heavenly Father – when our work is motivated by our faith and prompted by love.

Don’t be surprised that, as a spiritual laborer, you may irritate your co-workers. Don’t let that bother you! Continue to work, trusting in the Lord, even when the results aren’t immediately clear. Don’t let anything stop you from moving closer to the Lord.

When we work for our Father, our labor is not in vain. We bring Him joy and build endurance in our lives – endurance inspired by hope !

Work for Christ

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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  1. Another great post! Thank you Dave!


  2. granonine Says:

    How encouraging. Thanks.


  3. “Work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” Amazing scripture to live and work by!!!! Five Smoothies, borderline six….

    Take Care my Friend and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


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