Working Today

What are you doing today? What are you doing for God today? Are you showing His blessings to others? Are you telling others about Him? Are you sharing your blessings with others? Are you willing to work for God as much as you want Him to give to you?

We see people every day who want to be handed whatever they ask for. Our culture has transformed into an entitlement culture, where multitudes of people now believe they are entitled to whatever it is they want. It doesn’t seem to matter if it is something as large as a new house or as small as a stick of gum. If they want it, they think they are entitled to it and they should have it now.

There are still many of us who grew up having to earn what we got. I remember delivering The Grit newspaper as a young boy, saving everything I made. I had my eye on a new skateboard I wanted. Every week after I made my paper deliveries, which meant my Mom had to drive me around since we lived in a rural setting, I would go deposit the dollar or so into the bank. It took about a year to save fifty dollars. Once I had that saved, then I started saving for the skateboard. I eventually got it.

Unfortunately, we rarely see people saving for more than a few months, let alone more than a year, to get what they desire. This is a sad state for multiple reasons. The obvious one is we are not saving our money or our resources as a good steward should. Another reason this is sad is we are not saving those resources to serve God. Our resources also include are time, which often is completely scheduled, leaving no room to do God’s work.

God has the power to do what He wants when He wants. Yet He chooses to work through us when we are willing. The question becomes, “Are we willing to work for God?” God is calling us every day to work for Him and with Him to further His Kingdom here on this earth. He calls us to give of our time, our money, and our resources. But first, we must give Him our hearts.

Giving our hearts to God is not simply giving our time to Him for an hour or two on Sunday. It is giving Him our hearts every moment of every day. That is the requirement. It is what it means to give yourself up and give yourself to God. When we work for God, we find ways to bless others. We see people in a different light. We see the need and give what we have to fill the need. That may be as simple as paying for someone’s meal. It may be as difficult as sitting quietly, holding someone’s hand while they mourn a loss. It may require us to give financially or spend extra time in prayer. In the end, God blesses us richly when we give of ourselves to work with Him.

I pray each of us will decide to work for God and with God today and every day. I pray we give up ourselves to be who God wants us to be. Bless others with the blessings God has granted you. Be God’s hands in this world. Touch someone’s life in a positive way today. Receive God’s richest blessings.

Matthew 9:37-38 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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