Dedicate Your Job to the Lord

“Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3 NLT)

Whatever you want God to bless, you give to him first. Dedicate it, consecrate it, hallow it, and then God will bless it.

As a pastor, I want you to succeed in life. Obviously I want you to succeed spiritually, but I also want you to succeed in your work. I want you to be a witness at your work. I want you to use your platform for the glory of God.

When you dedicate your business to Christ, he gets involved with decisions. He tells you what to do. He becomes the chairman of your board. He gets the glory.

“We are Christ’s ambassadors, and God is using us to speak to you. We urge you, as though Christ himself were here pleading with you, ‘Be reconciled to God!’” (2 Corinthians 5:20 NLT)

Just as I’m the minister of Saddleback Church, you’re a minister of a church — at your workplace. Your job is to be an ambassador of Jesus to the people around you. The blessings that God pours out in your life — in your career, in your business, in your finances, in your family, in your health — they all come because of Jesus Christ.

“Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! For in our union with Christ he has blessed us by giving us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly world” (Ephesians 1:3 TEV).

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  • Take time today to thank God for all that he has blessed you with.
  • Take time today to dedicate your job to the Lord, and ask him for the courage and diligence to work hard and honor him with your work.

 

Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., one of America's largest and most influential churches. Rick is author of the New York Times bestseller "The Purpose Driven Life." His book, "The Purpose Driven Church," was named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th century. He is also the founder of Pastors.com, a global Internet community for pastors.

This devotional ©2012 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.


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