Reflection: Our Holy Working. There are ways we can discipline ourselves to see our work through God’s eyes. One of those is Holy Working, which is virtuous working, with a focus on personal moral transformation and training in godliness. It emphasises a deeply moral life, purity, a way of living which stands out from the world around. There is a focus on sanctification, that we are being transformed into the people we were meant to be, and that the fruit of our lives might be the fruit
of the spirit (Galatians 5:22–23): love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. In many ways, work is the perfect context to develop such fruit. It is where we are often most tested in terms of our patience, gentleness, faithfulness to God and self-control. We should be praying for ways to express love, make peace, celebrate joy, be kind and do good.
Questions: How can you cultivate the fruit of the Spirit in your everyday working?
Prayer: Dear Lord, We know that often in our working we are tempted to live lives that are not marked by holiness or purity. Please help us to hold fast to your truth, to be challenged to live lives at work that look different, sound
different, and influence others positively. Amen.
We’re reading the Bible until June 2nd with Kara Martin, author of Workship: How to use your work to worship God.