WORKING FOR THE LORD
Read Ephesians 6: 5-9
Render service with enthusiasm, as to the
Lord and not to men and women.
In my late twenties, a few years after I had committed
my life to Christ, I was working as a computer programmer
for a large company. One day I had been so unsuccessful in
searching for an error in a computer program I had written
that I began to question my vocational choice. I remember
praying, “Lord, I would prefer to serve you full time.” I had
always thought that God called only pastors, church workers,
and missionaries to full-time Christian service. But that day,
I sensed God telling me, “You already serve me full time. I
have placed you with this company.”
I learned from this experience that God delights in our
honest work in various occupations. God calls some people
to serve as pastors and
church workers. God also
calls Christians to serve in
their homes and in many
In whatever we do, we
can work at it enthusiastically as if for the Lord and not for
people. (See Col. 3: 23.) We are called to serve with integrity,
a positive attitude, and ethical work habits so that in whatever
our occupation, we will bring glory to God.
Prayer: Dear God, help us to work in ways that bring you
honor and praise. Amen.
Whitney V. Myers (Pennsylvania)
Prayer Focus: NEW CHRISTIANS
— Ephesians 6: 7 (NRSV)
Thought for the Day
I will serve the Lord
where I am today.