“Let your life be a stepping stone to Christ and not a stumbling block.” 1 Cor. 8:13 & 10:31
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify God who is in heaven." Matt. 5:16
By Rick Warren
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. (Deuteronomy 8:18 NIV)
God is the one who provides for us when we have a need. This means he supplies for our financial needs.
In other words, I don’t look to an employer for my security. I don’t look to my savings for security. I don’t look to anyone or anything other than God to supply my needs.
Let me illustrate it this way: When I turn on the water, I don't think the water actually comes straight from the faucet. I know the water really comes from a reservoir. It just comes to me through the faucet.
In the same way, the income that God wants to give you may come through a job or through something else. But the source is always God.
This means you don’t need to worry about which faucet he uses to supply your needs. In a sense, he says, “If I turn off one faucet, I can just as easily turn on another. If you lose one job, I can give you another. I am your source, not your job. I am your source, not your bank account.”
Why Should You Work With All Your Heart?
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people. (Colossians 3:23 TEV)
No matter what you do — sweeping the streets, running a corporation, or the work of a stay-at-home mom — your job is more than a job. The Bible says that while you are here on earth, you should use your work as an act of worship.
This means that whatever you do, you are to do it with enthusiasm. If your heart is not in it, you are in the wrong job. If you are not working with all your heart, you are sinning. I didn't say that; the Bible says it.
Why work with all your heart?
Because you are working “as though you were working for the Lord and not for people. “No matter what I do, if it is to prepare a meal, sign an invoice, do an analysis, close a deal, make a sale, make a delivery — whatever it is, I am to do it as if I'm doing it for God, and so it becomes an act of worship.
How will the way you work change now that you know it is an act of worship?