When describing the Kingdom of heaven, Jesus used a lot of metaphors involving work.

For example, in Matthew 13:24 He said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.” And in Matthew 13:33 He said, “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour...”

Why did He use work so much? Because work is a huge part of life. It’s what we do day in and day out. If we’re not working at our jobs, then we’re working at home. We’re always working at something! The problem is our work can overwhelm us unless we view it as the place where God works on us and Christ works in us.

Paul makes a fascinating statement in Colossians 1:29, “To this end I strenuously contend (think labor or toil) with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.”

Paul is saying that while it’s my responsibility to go to work, to be there, to be available, to get to it, it’s not my energy that does it—it’s HIS energy!

Your work is a laboratory where God wants to form you into Christ. So let Jesus work through you. You’ll feel your soul lifted and your spirit filled with new energy—His energy—for every day ahead. 


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