I like this word—it speaks of order and structure and accomplishment. Then as I look a little deeper, this word speaks of authority and accountability. It is fascinating to me that God is a worker and that He made it a point to say that He rested. Why did God take 6 days to create everything? Why not one day? Why not just in the blink of an eye? The 6-day process seems to have an "others" component to it, kind of like He did this for us, not just for Himself. Could this be an example for us to follow? Should we diligently work for 6 days for others like God did and then rest for 1 day? If God is the author of work, then He would be our authority for the work we do. Wouldn't He? Then everything we do should be under the heading of "what are God's directives for all we do?" Lord, help me take Your directives—Your commands—seriously and apply them to all I do. "Taking every thought captive," "praying without ceasing," "doing all things without grumbling and complaining," "working out my salvation with fear and trembling," "loving the Lord my God with all my heart, with all my soul, and with all my might." Help me to be a faithful, focused, cheerful worker for others under Your authority.
I love You God. I trust You God. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You God.