A reminder for today
Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: "Those unwilling to work will not get to eat." (2 Thessalonians 3:10)
How are things on your side, dear friend? Here in South Africa we are blessed with more rain and it is just amazing. Yesterday was a very hot day and today it is cloudy and and rainy. We are truly blessed here. I have this enormous project that seems endless as I battle though it daily. Paul writes about their work and how they worked to eat. They were never a burden to anyone as they followed the Lord’s voice and taught the gospel.
Paul says that if you are unwilling to work you will not eat. This is true in many ways. Literately we will not earn anything if we do not work, which means having a job is yet another blessing and something that we should cherish and do our best each day. But figuratively it also tells us that God will reward those who work. It means that if your work for God you will receive His blessings. Working for God holds in a number of things. We must live our lives according to His guidelines that He set in His Word and keep his laws. We must not hesitate to tell others of Him and we must be ambassadors for Him wherever we go.
Basically you must imitate Him all the time in all that you do. Yes, I know this is not so easy, because an imperfect person wants to be a perfect image of God. But with God all things are possible and even if the world sees an imperfect individual, you carry a perfect message and you glorify a perfect God. In our imperfections God will be glorified when we succeed regardless our struggles. In the end it is all about Him and the more we spend time with Him, the more we will become like Him. We imitate the people that impacts our lives, so how much better is it that we imitate God because we spend more time with Him than we spend listening to the shallow sounds of a dark world.
So today, work hard, give it your best and strive to be like God. Spend more time with Him and in His Word.
Lord, as we walk into this day we pray that you will guide us and strengthen us. Give us wisdom so that we will excel in our jobs and glorify you as we show you to the world. Let us wear your armour and defeat the enemy again today. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.