Always Working

Do you feel as though your work is never done? Are you consistently looking at a long list of tasks to get done? Do you sometimes think your boss is too demanding? Do you know there is someone at work 24/7/365?

We all go through periods of our life when we feel as though all we do is go to work, eat, and sleep. Our lives seem to have no fun, no enjoyment, and drudgery every day. Yet, those of us who have gone through those times know they will pass and there will be a break one day.

As much as most of us might wish we didn’t have to work, life doesn’t work out that way. We don’t have the luxury of not needing to work. We must work in order to pay for our basic needs and all our wants.

There is another that is always at work as well. It is rare that we see Him at work. Yet He is working each day to execute the master plan of God. He works through us and through others. He works through difficult situations and in rejoicing. He is at work when we wake and when we sleep.

Jesus is at work for us at all times. We may think of Him as being with us, and this is true, but rarely think that He is working for us. He clearly states that He is working, and His word is trustworthy. Isn’t it comforting to know He is working for you?

Not only is Jesus working, but God, the Father, is working too. We may remember, and often quote as a reason to not work, that God rested on the seventh day after creating everything. Yet, Jesus says the Father is always working and He is always working as well. That means both are working 24/7/365.

With God working to execute His plan at all times, we can take comfort knowing He is working on our behalf, as long as we are working within His plan. Yet, things become quite difficult when we are working against God. So, why would we want to work against God?

Working with God doesn’t mean it will always be easy. It does mean God will provide what we need to accomplish His plan. It means we will gain the strength needed to complete the work as He will provide it for us.

I pray we all work with God. I pray we seek to follow His plan. I pray each of us will ask God to use us in His plan each day. Know that Jesus is working at all times. Know the Father is working. Be part of God’s plan. Ask God to show you where you fit in. Decide to work today.

John 5:17 In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”

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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