by Larry Burkett
Ephesians 4, 5, 6
"It is the Lord Christ whom you serve" (Colossians 3:24).
One of the blessings of running a ministry has been having the opportunity to see all the fine Christian employees who have invested their lives in the ministry.
Many took pay cuts to work with us, because they felt it was where God wanted them to be. And, I expect most of them could earn more money elsewhere. So, it has been an opportunity to witness sacrificial giving of self on the part of God's people.
As I walk through the ministry offices and talk to secretaries, receptionists, mail openers, and people in the shipping department, one of the things God has taught me through them is that these are all quality people and they are precious in God's eyes.
Just because I happen to be in charge of this organization in an administrative capacity does not in any way make me superior to them. They are godly, gracious people. As I sit in devotions with them and hear them pray I sense their spirit ual depth and I praise God for sending them our way.
Working with our employees is a refreshing and rewarding experience for me. They love and serve the Lord and each other.
The apostle Paul wrote, "For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another" (Galatians 5:13).
Have you invested your life in service to the Lord? to your employer? to your family?
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