Labor Day is a day when we are to rest from all our labor. Many have picnics and gather with families. We rest. We prepare for the new school year. I thought I would pause and reflect on what Scripture says about work.
Not all of us are able to find joy in our work, but when I focus my work on God, I change my heart and my attitude towards the work. If I’m lucky, I may show someone else the love of God.
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, (Colossians 3:23 NIV).
3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans. (Proverbs 16:3 NIV).
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. (Ecclesiastes 4:9, NIV).
We are called to work and to serve God and others through our work. Everywhere I go, every person I encounter, and every moment of work I do, is for God’s glory. It’s my opportunity to show others and myself the love of God. This Labor Day I celebrate that I labor for God.
How do you celebrate Labor Day? How do you labor for the Lord? Share your experience here and breathe life and bring hope to others.