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Diligent Service: Working as for the Lord

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, as believers, we are called to live our lives in a manner that honours and glorifies our Lord Jesus Christ in every aspect. This includes our work, where we spend a significant portion of our time and energy. Whether we are employees, employers, or self-employed, our labour can be an opportunity to serve God and be a witness to those around us. Let us delve deeper into the profound truth of working for the Lord and discover the blessings it holds.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

- Colossians 3:23

God has uniquely gifted each one of us with skills, talents, and abilities. When we recognize that our work is not merely a means to earn a living but a divine assignment, our perspective changes. By embracing our work as an opportunity to serve the Lord, we can find joy and fulfilment in our labour. Let us commit ourselves to work with excellence, diligence, and integrity, knowing that we are ultimately working for the One who has called us.

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

- Proverbs 16:3

A Christian's work ethic should reflect the character of our Savior. In a world driven by self-interest and competition, we are called to stand out as beacons of light. By committing our work to the Lord, we invite Him to guide our plans and actions. Let us cultivate a Christ-centered work ethic marked by honesty, humility, excellence, and a genuine concern for the well-being of others. In doing so, we demonstrate the transformative power of the Gospel in our workplace.

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

- Matthew 5:16

Our work holds the potential to be a platform for impacting lives with the love of Christ. Each interaction, each decision, and each task completed with excellence can become an opportunity to demonstrate God's grace and bring others closer to Him. Let us be intentional about being salt and light in our workplaces, displaying the character of Christ and pointing others to the ultimate source of hope and salvation.


Heavenly Father, thank You for the work You have entrusted to me. Help me to see it as a sacred task and an opportunity to bring glory to Your name. Fill me with Your Spirit, that I may work diligently, with integrity, and a heart full of love for You. Grant me the wisdom to seize every opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those around me. May Your light shine through me, drawing others to Your kingdom. I surrender my work to You today. Help me to approach every task with a Christ-like attitude, seeking to honour You and bless those around me. May my actions and words reflect Your love and grace. In Jesus' name, amen.


As we conclude this devotional, let us remember that our work has a greater purpose than simply earning a living. By viewing our labour as an act of worship and service to the Lord, we invite His presence and guidance into our daily tasks. May we be faithful stewards of the skills and opportunities entrusted to us, shining the light of Christ in every workplace we find ourselves in. Working as for the Lord transforms our perspective, empowers our witness, and allows us to make a lasting impact for God's kingdom.