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Breathe…Bring an Element of This Week’s Lesson into Everyday Life

February 7, 2013

Today’s Reading    John 14:1-17    God is Still Working!

 

Jesus made it clear that the Father was working through Him and that He would send the Spirit to work through His followers in even greater ways. What is this work? We hear the mission in Matthew 28:18-20 and Acts 1:8. We see that mission launch in the rest of the book of Acts. God’s mission in the world is to redeem all things and restore His creation to forever be free of the effects of sin and evil. Amazingly, God is still using His followers to do most of the work. God worked in creation, but He is still working. Because He works, we work!

It’s important for us to see how we fit into this worldwide mission of redemption. Our work is part of this. Everything we do is for our Lord and in His name. There is no separation between sacred and secular. Everything is sacred and God is involved through us whether we recognize it or not. In all we do, we seek to lead people to faith in Christ, and we seek to bring peace, wholeness, righteousness, and justice to our world.

Today take a few minutes to consider this: what role does your job play in God’s plan for the world? How does it make the world a better place (even if you never get to share your faith with anyone)? How does it help you love God and serve your neighbor? What about other roles in your life (parent, son/daughter, neighbor, etc.)? Talking about this with a few trusted friends could help you see your role(s) in God’s plan more clearly.

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One comment

  1. You have been on my mind. Hope all is going well for you. Me and my family have been doing well. No matter what church I have been to or visited, there have been none like you. You set the standard way too high. Miss you and your love for God!
    God Bless. Colt.



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