Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Work of Our Hands


I've always loved this verse about the beauty of the Lord being upon us, followed by asking Him to establish the work of our hands.

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,And establish the work of our hands for us;Yes, establish the work of our hands.
It sounds so encouraging and uplifting and beautiful.  But...sometimes our work is not pretty, it can be mundane, boring and anything but beautiful!  

But, when the beauty of the Lord shines in our hearts, our attitudes can change. His love is powerful enough to change our minds and hearts. A recent post from Revive Our Hearts brought out some transforming truths from this passage...

"As we lift up our day's work to the Lord, some days that work that we're doing seems pretty lofty. Some days it's exciting things that we get to do, big tasks. And then, as we look at this passage, we're reminded that even when we're doing stuff that we think is pretty important, that we're really just a vapor, that our lives are really so very short.  And then there's some days when the work that's set before us seems very trivial and insignificant. That's when it helps me to be reminded that when He establishes the work of my hands, then that work becomes an act of worship, and it is sanctified by His presence. And then there's some days when the work that's set before us seems very trivial and insignificant. That's when it helps me to be reminded that when He establishes the work of my hands, then that work becomes an act of worship, and it is sanctified by His presence. And then we thank Him that, by His grace, He is able to transform that sorrowful, short life into an abundant, joyous, not always easy but hope-filled, life that looks forward to all of eternity in His presence."

I love that we whatever our tasks may be, God's Word can bring truth and joy and transform our seemingly insignificant work into something beautiful and worthwhile.


2 comments:

  1. popped by from 3 word Wednesday. What an awesome post. I love the sweet reminder that we can turn ordinary work into worship!! thanks!

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  2. "When the beauty of the Lord shines in our hearts, our attitudes can change." --> YES! Hoping I recognize his light more and more. Thanks for linking up at #ThreeWordWednesday.

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