This coming weekend is Labor Day. Mothers are cheering for school has or will soon start. Children are sad because summer vacation is over.
Labor Day has been a United States federal holiday since 1894, though the first state holiday was in Oregon on February 21, 1887. Seven years later, thirty states had an official Labor Day at different times of the year. The federal holiday moved all the observances to the first Monday in September.
Originally, Labor Day was meant to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers. Today, it is little more than a time to squeeze in one more camping trip, barbeque or outdoor gathering before returning to the ritual of school, sports and employment.
But it is good to take a minute to honor all those who work, whether their job is in a factory, a school or an agricultural field. Working together is what holds the fabric of a community. Whatever you do, do it with integrity and honor.
Colossians 3:23 reminds us, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
How do you bring honor to God in your work?
According to Forest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.”
That may be true. The future is largely unpredictable. But when you trust in the Lord, you don’t have to fear what may come.
“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” Psalm 18:32
Recently, I felt discouraged but told the Lord that would accept whatever He gave me. The following week and a half was filled with a string of answered prayer. I thanked the Lord for one, then another answer would occur. I’m on a spiritual high right now. What will happen when this roller coaster of life turns downward? I’ll trust God with the same faith I have while basking in his blessings.
Remember when the Emergency Broadcast System would interrupt during your favorite show to run a test? The loud squeal would send your hands to protect your ears while the screen went blank. Well, that’s kind of what I’ve been doing with this site. There were some problems that I couldn’t fix. But praise God I found someone who did. Now I’m sending out a quick blog to see if it is working. Please let me know if you receive this and if you don’t receive it call me and I will add you on the address list. God bless you all.