Monday, May 24, 2010

Working for God


Yesterday my older brother and I went to home group, which by far, is my highlight of the week. We hade a meeting, followed by a potluck dinner with a few hours of fellowship with likeminded believers! It's such an encouragement to talk to others that share my faith and worldview.

So I was talking to Rudi (Father of six), well, actually he was talking to another father, and I was listening. He was talking about George muller and how he (George) relied on God for his financial needs. So as Rudy was talking about this, I asked how one would know when he was to wait for God to supply the money for whatever the need was, or when one should just go out and make the money (As in work for it. Not counterfeiting). What he then said really stuck with me.
He said that we don't work to make money, we work to further the kingdom of God. When we view work, be it our usual job or working for a neighbor, or even sweeping the floor, as our God given task, He will supply our needs. That totally changes the reason for which work. We go from working for the money to working for God.
I think of Adam in the garden of eden. "And the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress and keep it." (Genesis 2:15) God gave Adam a task: to take care of the garden, this was his work. Now God could easily have taken care of the garden himself, but he gave charge of it to Adam.
So when we're working, we ought to view it as a task from God: "And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as unto the Lord, and not to men." (Colossians 3:23)
So basically, when you are about Gods business, he will take care of your finical needs. Take George Muller for example, he was taking care of orphans, not a very lucrative occupation. But the Lord blessed him and provided for his needs.

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