Working for the Lord
As he was walking through the office where he worked, a man passed the desk of a young woman and noticed that she was “snowed under” with work. However, the thing that really caught his attention was the bright smile on her face.
“All this extra work doesn’t seem to be getting you down,” he commented.
“Not since I learned a secret,” she said. Then she pointed to a tiny card she had pasted on her desk. It read:
All that I do today,
I do for you, Lord.
That thought is certainly something every Christian should ponder. The apostle Paul wrote:
Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men. (Ephesians 6:5-7)
We often lose sight of the fact that our everyday activities, though they may involve working for some company or for some other person, are in reality a part of our total lives of service to our heavenly Master. If we are slothful, indifferent, dishonest, or in any way remise in performing our duties toward others, we are at the same time failing to serve the Lord as we should.
Living each day of our lives with the consciousness of this principle can have a wonderful effect upon our outlook toward the tasks we are required to do. Things which would otherwise seem like meaningless drudgery take on real significance, when we see them as a part of our service rendered to the Lord. An unpleasant chore, done to the best of our ability, even if unrecognized by others around us, does not go unnoticed by the all-seeing eye of God above.
How thrilling, how challenging to face each new day with the thought:
All that I do today, I do for you, Lord!!!
- Leonard White