The Spirituality of Everyday Work.

SCRIPTURE: “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your affections on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set our minds on things above, not on earthly things.” (Col. 3:1-2 NIV)

Our work is actually an extension of Christ’s rule in the world and so God expects us to do our work the same way He does His.  We have to be: Diligent.

We need to be excellent at the work we do.
We need to persevere and bring the best out of our work.

Our work needs to be good, indeed very good. The issue here is spirituality, the capacity to know, experience, and respond to God.  The question we may ask is whether it is indeed possible to bring spirituality into “secular” work.  A few things are worth considering:
1.   If Christ is Lord over all of life, then He must be Lord overwork, too.
Whether sacred or secular work, we must bring out our best. The life that Christ offers (the “things above”) and its alternative – spiritual death apart from Him (the “things on earth”).
 Spirituality also has to do with the lordship of Christ.  Christ is Lord over all of creation – Col. 1:15-18.  Therefore, He is Lord overwork.  Whatever we do for work, we should do it “in the name of the Lord Jesus – Col.3:17, that is, with a concern for His approval and in a manner t
 2.   The Spirit empowers us to live and work with Christlikeness
Spirituality has to do with character and conduct, regardless of where we work.  Christ gives the Holy Spirit to help us live in a way that pleases Him. 

Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)
Salt and Light Ministries
P.O.Box AN 15007, Accra North
Contact: 0302 772013,026 8130 615/0243588467
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