Spiritual Practice


Danika Cooley

I’ve written papers on bizarre subjects, spent hours on math problems, sorted mail, chopped chicken, cleaned bathrooms, washed hair, emptied garbage, frothed milk. I’ve worked hard doing a lot of stuff that doesn’t mean much eternally. But I am not just a chicken-chopping, bathroom-cleaning mail-sorter.

What do people gain from all their labors?
Ecclesiastes 1:3a (NIV)

The Bible tells us to do everything for the glory of God, to work cheerfully and carefully, as if we’re working for the Lord. But we are not defined by our work. Instead, our work should be defined by who we are. As followers of Christ, our work should be a testimony to God’s great love, grace, and mercy. If we’re working for God, whatever we’re doing is important.

—from devozine (May/June 2013). Copyright © 2013 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.
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