Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, February 16
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Working With All Your Might
Genesis 31:6 NKJV "And you know that with all my might I have served your father."
To serve with all your might is to serve with all your strength and energy, as well as with your heart. This is the right, and only way, to work and serve as children of God. To work any other way isn't acceptable. Your boss' attitude isn't an excuse to work any other way, neither is the size of your pay. Children, students, interns, apprentices, corps members, policemen; we are all expected to serve with the right attitudes.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going." P. T. Barnum said, "Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now."
Ephesians 6:7-8 says, "Do your work, and be happy to do it. Work as though it is the Lord you are serving, not just an earthly master. Remember that the Lord will give everyone a reward for doing good. Everyone, slave or free, will get a reward for the good things they do." The New Living Translation says, "Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free." Amen.