I recently taught a session on Work and Worship in our women’s Bible study, and I think I’ll do a little series based upon that. Many of you know that I’m a part of a network called High Calling Blogs.
Here’s a brief excerpt from the “About” page:
Honoring God in our daily work is much more than mere evangelism. Our work itself should be a testimony to our creator. At HighCallingBlogs.com, we encourage each other to remember the high calling of our daily work.
What I love about this community – and why I signed up to be a part of it – is the recognition that all work is a high calling. In our Bible study, we discussed that work is more than your occupation, it’s what occupies your time. Work is what fills up your to-do list and your schedule. It’s all of your activities, your tasks, and your “doing” (and you know I’ve been talking about doing lately . . . in fact, I’m thinking about writing a book about all this stuff). All of that doing is your work. And all of it is a high calling.
Now the thing about this issue of work and worship is that even we as Christians tend to define the topic too narrowly. We think the struggle in our faith is to merge work and worship together, so we say things like, “My boss is a Jewish carpenter” or “I’m an accountant for Jesus.” We even have lots of discussions about how to live out our faith at work. And while that is meaningful, it still misses the point when it comes to work and worship. Our goal isn’t just to find a bridge between our work and our worship. God desires that our work be an extension of our worship, coming out of an overflow of our heart. It’s not enough to try to mesh the two together; one must come out of the other.
I’d love to hear your perspective. And stay tuned for more thoughts on work and worship.