Serve With Joy

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For Sunday November 6, 2022

Ephesians 2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works.

Recently a young man wrote to a noted business magazine, seeking advice about his job. He said he had fallen into the position because there were no other options for him, but it was a job he hated. He detested arriving at the office every morning, was bored out of his mind all day, and left as early as possible every afternoon. He so disliked his work that it was affecting his sleep and his relationships with his girlfriend and his parents. He described his clients as “boorish,” his position as “worthless,” and his work as “mindless, menial, miserable drudgery.”

Perhaps we all face an unpleasant job situation at one time or another, but our work for the Lord is a different matter. As Christians, we’re each given a personal ministry, a work that only we can do for the Kingdom. Every day we have the obligation of fulfilling the Lord’s agenda for our lives, and every day there are some good works for us to do. These aren’t burdensome or boring; they are enriching, fruitful, and pleasing to the Lord.

How wonderful that the Divine Employer has a task for us today! Serve Him with joy, and always abound in the work of the Lord, “knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.

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David Jeremiah, Turning Points with God: 365 Daily Devotions (Tyndale, 2014)
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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