Martin Luther was once approached by a man who enthusiastically announced that he’d recently become a Christian. Wanting desperately to serve the Lord, he asked Luther, “What should I do now?” as if to say, should he become a minister or perhaps a traveling evangelist?
Luther asked him, “What is your work now?”
“I’m a shoemaker.”
Much to the cobbler’s surprise, Luther replied, “Then make a good shoe and sell it at a fair price.”
In becoming Christians we don’t need to retreat from the vocational calling we already have. Nor do we need to justify that calling, whatever it is, in terms of its spiritual value or evangelistic usefulness. We simply exercise whatever our calling is with new God-glorifying motives, goals, and standards – and with renewed commitment to performing our calling with greater excellence and higher objectives.
~ Excerpted from Unfashionable by Tullian Tchividjian
Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way. ~ Colossians 3:17 (The Message)
- Interacting with our family
- Waiting in the check-out line
- Phone conversations
- How hard we work when no one is watching
- The way we carry on at sporting events
- It’s how we ___________ (fill in the blank)
It’s not so much what we do that brings glory to God as it is the manner in which we do it.
© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2013. All rights reserved.