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Post by Christ is My Life! on Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:58 pm

Work Can be Worship

Max Lucado

word for frustrated workers can be found in the fifth chapter of Luke's
gospel. Peter, Andrew, James, and John made their living catching and
selling fish. Like other fishermen, they worked the night shift, when
cool water brought the game to the surface. And, like other fishermen,
they knew the drudgery of a fishless night.
While Jesus preaches, they clean nets. And as the crowd grows, Christ has an idea.
He noticed two boats tied up. The fishermen had just left them and
were out scrubbing their nets. He climbed into the boat that was and
asked him to put out a little from the shore. Sitting there, using the
boat for a pulpit, he taught the crowd. (vv. 2--3 msg)
Jesus claims Peter's boat. He doesn't request the use of it. Christ
doesn't fill out an application or ask permission; he simply boards the
boat and begins to preach.
He can do that, you know. All boats belong to Christ. Your boat is
where you spend your day, make your living, and to a large degree live
your life. The taxi you drive, the horse stable you clean, the dental
office you manage, the family you feed and transport--this is your
boat. Christ shoulder-taps us and reminds:
"You drive my truck."
"You preside in my courtroom."
"You work on my job site."
"You serve my hospital wing."
To us all, Jesus says, "Your work is my work."
Our Wednesdays matter to him as much as our Sundays. He blurs the
secular and sacred. One stay-at-home mom keeps this sign over her
kitchen sink: Divine tasks performed here, daily. An executive hung
this plaque in her office: My desk is my altar. Both are correct. With
God, our work matters as much as our worship. Indeed, work can be
Peter, the boat owner, later wrote: "You are a chosen people. You
are a kingdom of priests, God's holy nation, his very own possession.
This is so you can show others the goodness of God" (1 Pet. 2:9 nlt).
A priest represents God, and you, my friend, represent God. So "let
every detail in your lives--words, actions, whatever--be done in the
name of the Master, Jesus" (Col. 3:17 msg). You don't drive to an
office; you drive to a sanctuary. You don't attend a school; you attend
a temple. You may not wear a clerical collar, but you could. Your boat
is God's pulpit.

From Cure for the Common Life
Copyright (W Publishing Group, 1998, 2001) Max Lucado

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Post by Glory to God on Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:22 am

To us all, Jesus says, "Your work is my work."



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