June 18th – A Builder’s Wage

As a builder builds, so do I. As you are called by the Father, so I call you to My likeness. You too build. The work of your hands, when given to Me, they form through your life the things of God. As you labor in the day, your presence, if glowing with My likeness, it builds around you a masterpiece of hope and light for others. He who toils only for the wage, receives only the wage, but he who toils to sow light, grace and blessing, although his wage is earned, much more is given besides. Go to your work as My reflection. Treat those [around you] as I would treat them. You know My way through My Word. Seek to give the effort, beyond the natural self, that you would receive a greater wage, and those also will receive about you. The tool in your hand is My love for those you walk with. Build in them, as I build through you – both they and you.

Romans 15:1-2 (ESV) – We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

Bottom Line: Work is not just work. It is an opportunity to interact with people that, if done in Christ’s love, can change them, us, and even the entire work environment. Don’t focus only on the tasks and the clock, but focus on being the Light of Christ in the midst of your work. Some will see that light, and who knows what darkness you may help to dispel.

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