"Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ."
At Chimusanya yesterday I taught on the verses from Col. 3:17-25. These verses are written to families. It specifically mentions wives, husbands, children, and fathers. Sometimes family members can be unhappy with their work that they are supposed to do. They may feel that their work is not important and may complain about doing it. They may even get angry at the one who caused the work. So as a result we may do our work carelessly, or even fail to do it all. We should all do our daily work as if we are serving the Lord. That means for us women that as we cook, clean, wash clothes, and care for our children we need to do it as if we are doing it for the Lord. One thing I hate to do is iron. However, my mother loves to iron. She once told me that as she would iron she would think of that person for whom she was ironing. I told this to the ladies yesterday and told them that as they were cooking for their family they could be praying for them or as they are washing clothes(by hand) they could pray for each individual in their family. They liked this idea and said they would try it. At the end of the lesson I challenged them to think about these questions: How have I been doing my work? Do I do it in any way just to please myself? Do I do it carelessly because I do not like it? Do I do it in an angry way? Do I do it to please the Lord?
What about you? How are you doing your daily work?