.::Life Is Good

One of my favorite shirts from the past few years is a green long sleeved t-shirt with a picture of a PB & J Sandwich with the phrase “Life is Good” underneath it. It comes from a company I am fond of called “Life is Good.” Their tag line is “Do what you love, Love what you do.” And that is one of the truisms of a quality life. If I had to be an accountant for my living, it would be very, very, very difficult for me to love what I did. I am so thankful there are people who love numbers like that and can make them dance on spreadsheets. I am not one of those people. I love teaching about Jesus. I love getting excited about the work and nature of God and helping people to see different facets of Jesus. I mean I get paid to read, think and teach about Jesus. Yeah there are parts of the job that I don’t care for like figuring grades (there it goes with those numbers again), but I LOVE WHAT I DO and I praise God that I get to do what I love.


The Practice of the Presence of God
is a classic book of Christian devotional reading. It is about a servant at a monastery named Brother Lawrence. He is really one of those invisible characters that we tend to overlook in life.  One of his jobs was to sweep and to wash the dishes. A task that no one really seems to notice, unless it is isn’t done. And many of us would consider it lowly work. But Brother Lawrence saw his job as a mission from God. His job was to glorify God in all that he did. If it was washing the dishes, he was going to glorify God by doing his job as best as he could. If it was sweeping, he was going ot make sure one could eat off the floor. I remember Paul teaching us that “And Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Col 3:16). That is a lifestyle that truly epitomizes “Do what you love, Love what you do.”

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