Monthly Message

Monthly Message

by Dean Allen

Dean Allen serves as a deacon at SRVBC and is the author of SRVBC's Monthly Message

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Work At It With All Your Heart
February 2024
The Apostle Paul said, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart” (Colossians 3:23 NIV). Paul lived it and taught it. He was a worker, a hard worker, in the service of the Lord. Those who have come after him follow his great example. Serving the Lord in His Church is called the “Lord’s work.” The Lord Jesus began it; the apostles continued it, and down to this day we carry it on for His glory.

There is no room for slothfulness, laziness, or procrastination in His work. The days are short, and His coming is near. Now is the time to get moving, and keep moving, to work and keep on working for our Master. There is no other way to do it: work at it with all your heart. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 says, “The love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”

Is the Lord’s work your passion, or is it your hobby? Does it come first in your life, or is it second or lower on your list of priorities? How the world could be changed and turned upside down if we had the zeal and work ethic of the early believers in the New Testament! We live in a world of entertainment at our finger tips and so many distractions that go along with it.

The work of the Lord has always been done by the comparatively few. The Lord Jesus Christ said, “…The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38). Will you be His worker and pray for others to join you?

Someone once said, “God gives the birds their food, but He doesn’t throw it into their nests.” He promises to provide for our needs also, but He calls us to work hard. The story is told of the famed English architect Sir Christopher Wren, who was directing the building of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. A journalist interviewed some of the workers and asked each the question, “What are you doing here?” The first said, “I am cutting stone for three shillings a day.” The second replied, “I’m putting in ten hours a day on this job.” The third answered, “I’m helping Sir Christopher Wren build the greatest cathedral in Great Britain for the glory of God.” May God help us to do His work with all our hearts for His glory!