Throughout the month of October we will be gathering to pray for through the responsibilities God has entrusted to our care. We will focus most directly on the work/labor to which God has called us.
The Labor of our Hands
Adapted from an Article from Desiring God entitled “20 Verses for God-Centered Administrators.”
1. God is the chief worker.
He is decisively the main worker at your church and in your life. And the one who does the work should get the glory.
God ordains. He executes what he ordains. He is supreme in administration.
From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him. (Isaiah 64:4)
2. When I am working, God is working.
When I am working, it is because God is working. My work is owing to God’s work.
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:12–13)
By the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. (1 Corinthians 15:10)
3. When I am not working, God is still at work.
I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me. (Psalm 3:5)
4. If God doesn’t work, I labor in vain.
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalm 127:1)