Thursday, March 30, 2006

Divine Work Done Here Daily

I'm currently reading "Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot" by Max Lucado. The book's primary purpose is to help us live the life God intended, to do God's work no matter where we might find ourselves. Lucado tells of a housewife who in her kitchen has the sign "Divine Work done here daily!"

How true that is, yet how often we forget. It is so easy to get bogged down in the details of daily living. We all have our to-do lists. Let's see - the bills need to be paid, there is a load of laundry in the wash that needs to be done but I'm out of laundry detergent so I need to go the store, supper needs to be made, the kids need a bath, and the list goes on. Sometimes it is hard to see God's work in our daily work, wherever that work may be,whether inside the home or outside of it. But every time we help someone, share a smile or a kind word, prepare a meal, or use whatever our particular gift may be to make the world a slightly better place, we are doing God's work.

St. Paul tells us that we should "pray without ceasing." A life lived as prayer is a life worked in prayer. Every time we offer the fruits of our labor to God, we give glory to Him. Our life has purpose. Our work has purpose. "Divine Work done here daily." Perhaps that is a sign we should all put up, no matter where our days find us!

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