I NEED God after a grueling day at work…to a point where now, I dose up – heavy on His Word before I even go. My experiences at work have definitely driven me closer to God. I pray more. I seek Him more. So all in all it has worked out for the good. Last year after working for more than 15 years, I had a revelation that I would most likely never retire. It’s helped me to want to live a more balanced life, to get back into shape, and to chill out more…
as well as
to be more humble
and to repent often.
I’ve been gathering scriptures on work for a long time…received several from friends…here are a few:
Gal. 6:9 NLT “So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.”
another translation: “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”
Eph. 6:7-8a “Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will reward each of us for the good we do…”
I Pet 5:7 NIV “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”
Isa 40:29 NIV “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
Psalm 43:5 NIV ” Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.”
II Thes 3:13 “But as for you, brethren, do not grow wearing of doing good.”
II Tim 4:5 – paraphrased – Don’t REACT in the flesh, but seek the Lord for direction. STAY CALM. As for you, be CALM and COOL and STEADY.
Matthew 7:1-5 NASB “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
From ‘Simple Faith’ by Charles Swindoll: “Once you decide to trust God in simple faith and allow Him complete freedom to carry out His plan and purpose in you as well as through you, you need only relax and count on Him to take care of things you once tried to keep under control.”