This summer has been long, tiring and HOT!
The end of July I was in Ecuador for 10 days. And then I came back to Fairdale for about 2 weeks. And then we went on a family vacation. And now I am back to work this week.
I am excited to be back to work. I am excited that the weather is already cooling off. I am excited that school has started back and that means football is beginning too. And I am excited to think about working diligently, steadily, and consistently for the church from now until the Christmas season holidays.
While I am back at work, putting my hand to the plow, and trying to catch up, all of these great verses concerning work are in my head and heart.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men”
“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus…”
1 Corinthians 15:10
“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.”
“to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ”