Pleasure and work – two words that hardly seem to belong side by side. Frustration and work, disappointment and work, toil and work; these seem more suitable bedfellows. But pleasure and work, is it really possible?
How many genuine friendships and relationships do you have with people who don't know Jesus? Ten perhaps? Maybe five? Or maybe even fewer...
For many followers of Jesus it's easy to spend time with other Christians. It feels safe, we know that they won't challenge us on life-style choices we've made because of our faith, and we agree on the big things in life. The phrase "Be in the world, but not of the world" sounds good in principle, but in practice it's much easier to just withdraw from it.
How much of your daily life matters to God? Obviously time spent reading your Bible and praying does. And God undoubtedly takes an interest in your Wednesday night Bible study and church on Sunday morning. But what about the rest? The ordinary, everyday, nitty gritty of life – paying the bills, commuting to work, dealing with clients, securing the deal – how do they feature in God’s plans and purposes?
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