February 24

 

Use Your Hands

 

…use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.

Read Ephesians 4:28, NIV

 
This may seem an unusual choice of scripture for those who are looking for work.  But  remember, unemployment is a temporary condition—you won’t always be without a job.  That’s why it’s important to plan for, and practice, the way you’ll behave when you start your next work assignment.  Examine your motive for working. Is it to make a living, or to be a blessing? This Word makes it clear – we work in order to give generously to others.  Make that your primary reason for seeking work, put the Kingdom first, and allow God to “set you up” as a Kingdom resource for others.  John Wesley put it this way, “Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.”  Practice that now and carry that behavior into your next position in the workplace.

 

WORDS OF FAITH:

• I live to give and know that my Father does the same!

• By faith I believe all my needs are met by God, so I can focus on giving to others.

• I work hard in order to bless others and show God’s love to them.

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