WHOLEHEARTED SERVICE

“Serve whole-heartedly, as you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good He does whether He is slave or free” Ephesians 6:7,8.

Billy a teenager was sitting under an umbrella in a corner of a street. He earned his living by polishing the shoes. After his father’s death, he did his traditional job carefully and looked after his aged mother. He did his job with interest and whenever a person came for polishing, he would look at his customer with a smiling face and did everything perfectly. One day, a customer came and said, “Billy, I can see a difference in your way of doing your work perfectly. How is it so?”. Billy replied happily, “Sir, I’m a Christian. Whenever a customer comes for polishing, I try to reflect God’s goodness and imagine that I’m doing the work for Him”. On hearing this, the customer had an urge to read the Bible and accepted Jesus Christ as His personal Saviour. Paul’s instructions encourage responsibility and integrity on the job. Christian employees should do their jobs as if Jesus Christ were their supervisor and Christian employers should treat their employees fairly with respect. Can you be trusted to do your best, even when the Boss is not around? Do you work hard and with enthuthiasm? Let us remember that no matter whom we work for, the One we ultimately should want to please, is our Father in Heaven. When there is heavy load and our work seems hectic, we should not get irritated, but should think that the Lord sees everything from above and do our work perfectly without any flaw. When we do our work, does Christ shine through in all we do and say?

“Dear Lord, let me view my daily work whatever it is, as an extension of God’s work in the world. Let me do my work perfectly and glorify Your Name. In Jesus’ Name I pray”. — Amen.

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