Friday, April 1, 2011

Start Immediately!

The great American novelist, Sinclair Lewis, was invited to give a lecture to a group of college students who wanted to become writers. As they sat quietly and waited expectantly, he opened his remarks by asking, “How many of you intend to become successful writers?”

Immediately, everyone in the audience held up a hand to declare their intentions.

“In that case,” said Lewis, “my advice to you is to go home and write.”

Shortly after creating Adam, God directed him to care for and tend to the Garden that He had created for him. And ever since then man has been responsible for working with God to take care of His creation. Each day we are to take every task and do it as “though we are working for the Lord.” Why?

“Remember,” said Paul, “the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward” because we “work for Him, rather than people.” We are also told to “work hard and cheerfully” because our tasks are acts of worship as we serve Christ each day.

Prayer: Father, may we remember that whatever we do in word or deed, we do to the glory of God. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Colossians 3:23-24 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

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