We Must Do For the Lord What We Can Do

When God blesses us with a job or a vocation, it is for more than just for the obvious need to earn money and to meet your obligations. Your purpose and reason for being there on the job is ultimately to reach people for Jesus Christ. This is how we are to truly define our work and service. Do you understand your spiritual work for the Lord? Is your work for the Kingdom of God? John 9:4 states that “We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work.” This means that we need to be aware of what we are to do and to get after it because there is much to do but there is only so much time we have to do it. Your works and your deeds will be the ones that will follow you into heaven and ultimately glorify God (John 6:27; 17:4). The things that you do for the Lord will make an impact in the lives of the people that you interact with, and they will see the things that you do and conclude that it was not just your work but see that it is God working through you (John 14:10-13). This is far beyond the simple way of thinking that we are working for ourselves. Our work is far beyond the ability to satisfy our own personal needs. He created each and every one of us for the purpose of continuing and fulfilling the work of Christ. It is not in done to say that we are accomplishing anything special on our own, but in order to show Christ in our efforts (Ephesians 2:9-10). All of us serve Christ to stir others into the realization that they need to make a change in their lives. God provides the message to those who need it. Change comes from within and starts with God’s work in our lives. The community that we live in will benefit from this type of change. Without our salvation through Jesus Christ, sin impacts not only the individual but also the entire community and in our society. People are adversely affected by its far-reaching effects (Romans 8:22-23). Where we were once in our own selfish desires and in rebellion, we can now act in good standing through God’s righteousness with our good works. With God’s grace and mercy, we are serving God according to His leading and direction through the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:3-8). To know what Jesus calls for you to do is a true blessing to the follower of Christ and to those he or she comes in contact with. We are to go forth in confidence and in holiness, allowing God to transform our way of thinking from the thoughts of the world to the thoughts of God through the Holy Spirit. When we are transformed in mind, body and Spirit for the Lord is when we truly do our best work for Him in the lives of our people and in our communities (Romans 12:2; John 17:18).


About melvingaines

I am a communications professional, author and speaker with years of experience as a business owner and corporate supervisor. My philosophy is “excellence in leadership-by-example with integrity and without compromise.” I am a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH). I have also held memberships with the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am Church Administrator and Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron, Ohio. I have taught adult Sunday school for over 25 years and facilitated numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. Every now and then, I fill in for the pastor with a sermon. I am a longtime advocate of Christian-based elementary and high school education. I am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business and Organizational Communication, and recently earned a Master’s degree in Christian Studies at Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. I am also a member of the Chaplains Association of Ohio, and involved in Clinical Pastoral studies for possible full or part-time chaplaincy. I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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