Less of me, More of God

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Work willingly …

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

Colossians 3:23-24

I have this quote posted on the my work table’s corboard. Whenever I feel frustrated about work (or the people I work with), I read this and remind myself of why I was here and the rewards that await me if I work diligently and with integrity. And it works, without fail.

Well, it works best when I think of the weekend ahead too. 🙂

Happy weekend!

On Nurturing Relationships.

Today I was reminded that in order to maintain and improve my flourishing relationship with my Savior, I need to CREATE time for it… and I need to LOVE my time with the Lord.

Quoting Josh Harris’ blog:

“Jesus’ example teaches us that prayer is about relationship. When he prays, he is not performing a duty; he is getting close to his Father.

Any relationship, if it is going to grow, needs private space, time together without an agenda, where you can get to know each other. This creates an environment where closeness happen, where we can begin to understand each other’s hearts.

You don’t create intimacy; you make room for it. This is true whether you are talking about your spouse, your friend, or God. You need space to be together. Efficiency, multitasking, and busyness all kill intimacy. In short, you can’t get to know God on the fly.

If Jesus has to pull away from people and noise in order to pray, then it makes sense that we need to as well.”

– Paul Miller, A Praying Life, page 47