Key Scripture: Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
The verses above are nestled in Paul’s instructions for the Colossians on how their lives should look as believers. Paul reminded the Colossians that they were to be Christ-like in all aspects of their lives, not only in some areas. The Greek meaning of the word heartily means “from the soul.” Not only are believers to live by example, but they are to have the right heart motivation, and attitude in doing so.
The same is true for us today. Everything in the life of a believer- thoughts, actions, words, and deeds- should be a reflection of Christ, including our work.
To the layperson, it may be difficult to realize all that goes on behind the scenes to ensure that a church runs smoothly. There are many day- to-day operational responsibilities, as well as oversight of each ministry area that takes place. Imagine if all of those duties fell on just a small handful of people. We are so grateful that God is a God of order and even so within His church. He has placed men and women in paid positions at Richland Creek to serve and care for His people. Praise the Lord for the variety of giftedness amongst our staff, who fulfill many responsibilities to keep our church running. Just like our pastors and deacons, we simply could not function as a church without our staff.
By nature of their calling, pastors, staff, and deacons are engaged in spiritual warfare frequently, and we ask that you pray without ceasing for their endurance.
Next time you see a staff member, thank or encourage them either in word or deed.
Questions to Consider:
Do you know who our staff is? (See the July 2021 Prayer Guide on the church website for a full list) Have you expressed appreciation to a staff member lately? Do you often pray for our staff?
- Father, thank you for the faithful, obedient staff members You have brought to work at Richland Creek. We pray they work heartily, as unto to You, Lord.