Our Daily Bread 30 June 2022 Today ODB Devotional titled Giving God My Work
Read today’s Our Daily Bread 30 June 2022 today ODB devotional titled Giving God My Work for our spiritual daily bread for growth and development today.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord. Colossians 3:23
Our Daily Bread 30 June 2022 Today ODB Devotional || Today’s Scripture: Colossians 3:22–25
READ || Our Daily Bread 30 June 2022 Today ODB Devotional || INSIGHT
The magazine I was writing for felt “important,” so I struggled to present the best possible article I could for the high-ranking editor. Feeling pressure to meet her standards, I kept rewriting my thoughts and ideas. But what was my problem? Was it my challenging topic? Or was my real worry personal: Would the editor approve of me and not just my words?
For answers to our job worries, Paul gives trustworthy instruction. In a letter to the Colossian church, Paul urged believers to work not for approval of people, but for God. As the apostle said, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23–24).
Reflecting on Paul’s wisdom, we can stop struggling to look good in the eyes of our earthly bosses. For certain, we honor them as people and seek to give them our best. But if we work “as for the Lord”—asking Him to lead and anoint our work for Him—He’ll shine a light on our efforts. Our reward? Our job pressures ease and our assignments are completed. Even more, we’ll one day hear Him say, “Well done!” By: Patricia Raybon
Bible in a Year: Job 17–19, Acts 10:1–23
Our Daily Bread 30 June 2022 Today ODB Devotional || REFLECT: On your job, what pressures do you feel to please others or yourself? In what ways would your work improve on every level if you started working “as for the Lord”?
Heavenly Father, as I face job pressures, it’s easy to forget that I’m working for You. Redirect my heart and mind, so I put You first in all I do.
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