How Can We Make the Work We Do Enjoyable and Do It for the Lord?

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This is Five-Minute Friday. (posted on Sunday.. lol 🙂

Time to write for just five minutes. Now, I like to write by hand, so mine takes double the time as I have to type up what I wrote.

What is work?

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. (Colossians 3:23, NLT)

It’s certainly nice to find work that’s enjoyable. I have a degree in English/Psychology. Here is how I have spent my “life’s work” so far.

  • Teachers’ degree — taught until we had our first child. Then stayed home with three children for 13 years. I volunteered everywhere.
  • Started our own business — so need to go back to teaching so we could eat.
  • Stopped teaching when I was needed back in the business — it was expanding and needed my help.
  • Sold the business — retired, realigned.
  • Ran a Bed and Breakfast.
  • Started to write, paint and podcast.

Having fun in what I do
In all my life, I have had fun with “work”. And I am still having fun.

I write, paint and tell others what I learn through reading The Word of God.

Throughout my life, God has established the “work of my hands”. He has led and guided us through all sorts of ideas.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us —
yes, establish the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17, NIV)

What do you “work” at? I think we all should be working at following Jesus. He will give us the desires of our hearts if we trust and look to Him.

May I pray for you and me?

Heavenly Father, we desire to do the work of Your hands. We want to work with all our hearts and enjoy what we do. Help us to find that type of work. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Email me anytime at Janis Cox.

This post is linked at Five Minute Friday for the word prompt “Work”.

If you want to read along with me in a Chronological Bible,* I would suggest you get your own. It makes so much sense to read His Word yourselves. Also, please check out my Facebook group, Growing through God’s Word, where I encourage you to read the Bible for yourselves. *affiliate link


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