“Everybody’s working for the weekend…” are lyrics to one of the songs on the radio when I was a teenager. Does that mean that people are just punching the clock, surviving Monday through Friday, waiting for their life to restart just for two out of seven days?
Or, could our work actually be an extension of our purpose, and what God wants to do?
I believe the Lord wants to help us think differently about how our faith is expressed in our workplace. This doesn’t mean that you need to run around placing gospel tracks all over the office or sneak in and change the music to KLOVE. Rather, there is a very real way God is seeking for us to worship Him with the way we approach our work. God has a heart for the people we work with and I have confidence that He has put us strategically in their lives to make a difference.
Some of you are reading this and thinking, there is no way that any of my faith could be expressed at work… but when Philippians 4:13 declares, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” I believe it. Living out our faith at work - in an intentional, but authentic and unforced way, is possible for all of us.
We have been planning for quite a while to talk about how our faith is alive in our work life, and this Sunday marks the beginning of four weeks of teaching on the subject. The Lord really wants to move in every area of our lives, and our hours at work isn’t time that God just writes off as a loss. You have been planted by God where you work to make a difference, and we’re excited to partner with you in approaching work from God’s perspective and activate you to find significance in this area more than ever before.
As a church, we exist to help people experience and share the life to the fullest that Jesus came to give us, and this is another area that we need to allow God to instruct us in. My friends Michael and Kathryn Redman, local business owners, are going to lend their passion and insight on this topic as we gather on Sundays in March.
Life to the fullest is possible during our work weeks. Join us this Sunday at 9am or 11am and find out how.