Monday, October 7, 2013

Working Hard for the...


You immediately thought money, didn't you? You know you did. 

Working hard for...the Lord! 

On Wednesday, we'll unpack this verse using the KJV translation. Here it is for you to meditate on or post to your Pinterest board:

"...not slothful in business, fervent in spirit; serving the Lord..."

I've kept it short you so you can have a couple minutes to worship before moving on to your next blog post! I love this song by Kari Jobe. I love the lyrics even more.


Do you ever find yourself lagging in serving the Lord? Why do you think we lose our zeal? How do you think we can rekindle the fiery passion that used to burn?  The video below hints at our lesson on Wednesday and how to serve with zeal, not lagging. 



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    1. Isn't it? She is one of my favorite worship leaders!

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  2. It's interesting reading this today, Jess, because over the weekend, I thought a lot about how I want to rediscover the joy of writing a story. It's easy to get bogged down in the mechanics, the editing, the concern about whether readers will like it or publisher reaction or whatever. I just want that passion for the story back...(thankfully God gave it to me...last night!!)

    But now reading this, I realize it's so easy for the same to happen with faith...a slow eroding of passion until I'm just not doing anything. And I don't like that. So I'm excited to see how you dig deeper into this later this week!

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    1. And when you are writing, you are serving! Love your discovery. You should blog about it!

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  3. Can't wait to hear what you have to say. I'm always amazed at your insight, friend!

    I had some good quiet time this morning. I realize when I run, run, run, I truly take my eye off of the reason I'm doing it all -- to serve God. It was nice this weekend to have some "still time."

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    1. Thank you, Linds, You are so sweet. Still time is the bet time, isn't it?

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  4. As a pastor's wife, I have a different take on serving Jesus. If I'm not careful, I spend more time working for him than ministering to him. When I seek him and praise him, the working passion comes along on its own.

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    1. Hi Jeanette!
      You are so right about working for him instead of ministering and I that's important for people to understand too!

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  5. Ok. Seriously. That is one of my favorite songs. Always makes me just stop and worship. Thank you for that. And I honestly got nailed with the "do not be lazy" b/c maybe, just maybe, this has been a recurring theme for me of late. Hmmm...I'm looking forwardish to Wednesday and how the Word might nail me farther between the eyes:)

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    1. Mine too, but this does not surprise me! Lazy, an issue that's hard to get goin on. ;)

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  6. Loved that song.

    Yes, sometimes I lag. I don't know why it happens. I think maybe renewal of our heart is part of it. You know, that first spark...that fire burning from within. We always want to feel that way. When the zeal diminishes, something always happens (or I see things clearly) to direct me to the renewal of my heart to Jesus. I can't explain it, or figure it, I just go with it...when that pure joy returns.

    Looking forward to Wednesday.

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    1. I'm glad you loved the song.
      I think you're right. If we aren't renewing, we lag. Zeal gets worn down. See you Wednesday!

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  7. Yup, I thought money! :)

    I get weary in well-doing sometimes when I forget it's not about me. It's when I start thinking I'm un-or-under-appreciated that I think about quitting...

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    1. I hear you! That's when I get weary too, Erica.

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  8. Love this verse, Jessica, and yes sometimes I do get weary, but it's like the song says, when I get close to the Lord, I gain strength to keep going. I love that song! It's one of the first songs Kari Jobe ever recorded. (I know because I went to school with her at CFNI. I didn't know her personally as she was always busy with the worship team--go figure ;-)

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    1. Oh how cool, Gwen! Yeah, go figure. lol Close=strength!

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