Sign In
Basket 0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

Sign In
Basket 0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

Working it out

Although it doesn’t always feel like it, work is a gift from God, explains Joe Santry

Working it out ISTOCK

“Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord” (Colossians 3:23)

WE SEE THROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE that everything we do is important to God. Each day, we all undertake many tasks; be that parenting, cleaning, cooking, driving, studying – these are all to be done as “for the Lord” like the verse says. Most of us will also have some form of employment. This could be, for example, part-time, full-time, shift work, voluntary, salaried, remote or office based. It looks different for each person but it still matters to God and we, therefore, should apply ourselves in a way that honours God. In the Genesis account of creation we read, “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and keep it” (Genesis 2:15). Even in the Garden of Eden, before sin entered the world, God intended us to work – to complete tasks, to be active, to do things. Although it may not always seem like it at 6.30am on a Monday morning, work is a blessing, a good gift from the Lord!

Subscribe now for full access or register to continue reading

To continue reading subscribe to gain full access or register to enjoy 2 articles free each month

Welcome to magnet magazine

To get full access to all magnet resources, please sign in or subscribe.

If you're new to magnet you can read two articles a month for free (you will need to register).

Subscribe now for full access or register to continue reading

To continue reading subscribe to gain full access or register to enjoy 2 articles free each month

worship

Where are we now?

John Pipet provides us with a liturgy to be used in person or online, based on Psalm 42

bible study

A study in action

Using the story of Jesus walking on the water, Heather Smith invites us to step into the narrative

meditation

Come away, my beloved

If I choose to hide you away, it is for a reason.
I have brought you to this place.
Drink in the silence. Seek solitude.