Friday, November 03, 2006
Consider Your Ways: Question 17
What's the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your work life this year?

Work is so busy, but I hate when I get to the end of the day and realise that I was too busy to think of God. Again and again, I am reminded of the Lord's gentle yet firm words to Martha in Luke 10.

I need to try to come back to the Lord's feet throughout the day, almost to realign myself with God, to remind myself where my motivation comes from and to whose glory I do this. In one article from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity I've read about living out a Christian faith in the workplace, this is described as "'on-the-run-spirituality', a rhythm of work that keeps us alert to God in our work."

Connecting with God in the Fast Lane by John Parminter reminds us that we cannot survive in our strength, but that we know a God who came as a man and understands our experiences and in whom is found immeasurable power and blessings.

Parminter offers some simple approaches that could easily be incorporated into dashing around work to 'practise the presence of God.'
I need to be more purposeful about resting and trusting in God throughout my day and in dedicating all my conversations and interactions with patients and colleagues to him, for I do it all to "glorify God and enjoy him forever."

But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."
Luke 10:41-42

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At 07 November, 2006 16:43, Anonymous Janna said...

I like those suggestions for practicing God's presence throughout the day. Charles Spurgeon also has some good stuff on this.

Here's one of my personal favorite ways that forces me to stop what I'm doing and reflect on God. I have an "appointment" set on my computer for 2:30 in the afternoon everyday that pops up a reminder to tell me to "Be Still and Know that I am God - Ps 46:10). Just thought I'd share. Thanks for your blog posts.


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