Every Christian’s ‘Work Partner’ (Luke 12)

For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.

Luke 12: 12 (NIV)


Greg Silverthorne, 66 Assurance Way

  • Never forget this: The Lord is with you at work too.  Christian assurance doesn’t vanish for 40 hours when you’re on the job!
  • Jennifer Duke Lee‘s post, You Don’t Go to Work Alone, is one every Christian worker should check out!    It’s based on Luke 12:12.

As Lee notes in her The High Calling post, in describing the context of the words being spoken by Christ:

Jesus first spoke those words to his disciples in the context of their ministry. Jesus was assuaging fear among the disciples about what to say . . .

The same Holy Spirit— who supplied the disciples with the right words—works within each of us today.

  • The lesson I gleaned from her post is an important one:  Jesus is the Work Partner for every Christian.
  • Lee states in her powerful post:

Here’s what we need to know: God doesn’t send us out the door with our briefcases in the morning, wave goodbye, and say to us: “Well, have a great day at work.  I’ll see you around supper time!”

God literally goes with us.  He promised in Scripture never to leave us or forsake us.  We have a Helper.  And He is saying to us today, “Trust me.   I will teach you ‘in that very hour’ what you need to do and say.”   He is saying to us: “I am with you always.

Jennifer Dukes Lee ends her post with Questions for Further Reflection and a fine Prayer.

  • I’ve provided Lee’s prayer below.
  • I’ve showcased a post which I enjoyed reading.  Lee is a community editor for The High Calling (where I found her post).  She is a very gifted writer and storyteller.  As I read this January 2015 post (You Don’t Go to Work Alone), I was thinking: “This is good!”  When I got to the Prayer, at the end, I was hooked! (smile).
  • I believe that Faith in the Workplace, at it’s core, involves thinking and actions guided by Biblical principles.  The 12th verse of the 12th Chapter of Luke conveys a basic principle:  The Holy Spirit is with us to guide us in our everyday actions.

Prayer (Jennifer Dukes Lee)

Dear God, we spend so much of our life doing ordinary work, and we confess that we feel isolated from you at times. Help us to remember what you promised. Remind us that you are working in us and with us. As we move through our days, may we remember that you are our companion, offering strength and wisdom. Teach us to listen to you, and to remember that we are never alone. Amen.

Photo credit:  Jerry Worster/flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)


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