Since being in ministry for the last twenty years, I have heard comments from people with “regular jobs” comparing the significance of what I “get to do” with what they “have to do.” Some have commented that “their job doesn’t matter as much” or “isn’t as spiritual” as those in vocational ministry. I am always saddened when I hear those comments and in many ways feel I have failed to help the person think more biblically and broadly about work. Work was given as a gift before humanity rebelled and sin impacted everything. All work is spiritual when done for the glory of God. A.W. Tozer said, “It is not… [Read More]
The following is a guest post by Dr. Nathan Finn. Nathan serves as director of the Center for Spiritual Formation and Evangelical Spirituality at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in church history and historical theology. He also serves as one of the pastors at First Baptist Church of Durham, North Carolina. For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven’t stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of… [Read More]
Matt Perman, author of the brand new What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done, and Collin Hansen, editorial director for The Gospel Coalition, discuss what true motivation looks like for a Christian on those dreary, sluggish days when even going to work seems like a drag. What does it mean to work well? How do we work for the glory of God? This short video will bolster your heart and offer you deeper, more profound motivation than any pep talk. Check out more videos like this at MinistryGrid.com.