This past Sunday during closing exercises I asked the kids to share what they are good at and we made a list on the white board. What an impressive list of talents, from art to music to dance to sports!
We then read and memorized the verse, “…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
We talked about ways to glorify God while doing the many things we are good at. Examples could include, caring for a player on the opposing team who gets hurt during a game, being a conscientious piano student, sharing your artwork with someone who is feeling blue.
I started a new job this week and I’ve spent some time recollecting ways to glorify God in my new workplace. Well-known pastor, Tim Keller, shares some simple reminders “Every Good Endeavor:Connecting Your Work to God’s Work”:
- Be personally honest and have integrity
- Be thoughtful about how to positively influence the culture in a way that reflects the attributes of God (peace, kindness, compassion)
- Give my best effort – do skillful, excellent work
- Use my gifts and talents with joy and passion
- Create beauty and seek social justice where possible
- Be as generous as possible with the money that I make
I hope these thoughts resonate with you and I pray God will bless you and use you in your workplace and/or in your community.
Ask your kids if they remember their verse from Sunday. And remember, whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God!