The Work of the Lord

What constitutes working for the Lord? Is it just standing in the pulpit on a Sunday morning delivering a message to a congregation? Who fulfills the work of the Lord? Is it only pastors and teachers or those on the church payroll? 

God forbid! If the world depends solely on the efforts of the ministers in full time positions of ministry, then millions of people will remain unchanged and unmoved. Ministry and outreach to others requires action on the part of all believers. 

The work of the Lord can take on many descriptors. Certainly, for the pastor, this does look like the traditional Sunday morning message. But, it is also demonstrated by the Monday morning repair of a wheel, or the Friday decorating for a Valentine’s banquet, or the day-to-day management of the church office. The work of the Lord takes on many forms throughout each new day. 

For some, the work is accomplished as a volunteer. Little glory is received as men and women take the time out of their daily routine to pick up groceries or move tables to prepare for an upcoming food service. Tearing down tables and chairs from one occasion in order to set up others for the next event seems a daunting task, but generous hearted people accomplish it with a smile. 

The work of the Lord does not need to be extraordinary or overly difficult. This work can be performed by all on a daily basis. This work can be accomplished by multitasking. I can perform the work of the Lord. You can perform the work of the Lord, too. The possibilities are endless. 

Wherever you are today, as you fulfill your daily “to do” list, maintain a pleasant disposition, show kindness to others, lend a helping hand when possible, live your life with a smile. You will bring joy to those who work alongside you. You will be an example of Jesus’ love for others. And, you will accomplish the work of the Lord every single day.

Colossians 3:17

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

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As a former mathematics teacher and pastor's wife, I encounter many people facing difficult problems in everyday life. I desire to inspire others to push on during times of difficulty. I am a mother of two grown children, and what I lack in personal experience, I have gleaned through the experiences of others. My goal is to encourage through my "Priddy" words.

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