Ephesians 6:7 NLT - "Work with enthusiasm as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people."
Romans 12:11 NKJV says, "...fervent in spirit, serving the Lord." This is the ideal in Christian service. When Paul spoke to the Ephesians he was referring to this kind of attitude to have in their work for their employers. Problem I see is that it seems quite a few Christians are not even serving the Lord with enthusiasm. I leave it to each reader to search their own hearts, but the question is, "Do I see my service to Jesus Christ as really important, or do I honestly treat it in the category, 'Well, I'll get to it if I can find the time?'" I'm sure Paul had a FIRE in his heart as he ministered for Jesus Christ! And he probably wanted believers to see that should be their attitude as well. And I would hope in his day most Christians were actually excited about the chance to do something for Christ!
As a Christian grows more and more in love for Christ it should be seen in their desire to be involved with whatever He calls them to do. I personally believe the Christian life is the most exciting life their is to live!! Now, I know I'm off the subject of what Paul is saying in this verse, but I want to encourage believers to really ask themselves about their attitude about serving Jesus.
Now, back to this verse. What Paul wanted Christians to think about is that God looks at their work for their employers the same way He sees their work for Him. God gave us our jobs. He wants us to do our best because that's what a Christian should do! Whether you're setting up tables and chairs for a church supper or stocking shelves in a Shop Rite you're still doing it for Christ! He watches and He rewards. That will bring us to tomorrow's Daily Verse.
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