Working In God's Garden

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Kemmons Wilson, founder of an international motel chain, quoted some advice for planting a "garden" that would enhance our work skills:

* Five rows of "peas" - prayer, preparedness, promptness, perseverance, politeness
* Three rows of "squash" - squash gossip, criticism, and indifference
* Five rows of "lettuce" - let us love one another, let us be faithful, let us be loyal, let us be unselfish, let us be truthful
* Three rows of "turnips" - turn up for church, turn up with a new idea, turn up with the determination to do a better job today than you did yesterday.

Today let us evaluate our attitude toward our work. Do we see it as a necessary evil that deserves the least possible effort? As an unfortunate prerequisite to retirement? Or do we see it as an opportunity to serve God?

"Whatever you do," wrote Paul, "do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that frm the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for your serve the Lord Christ" (Col.3:23-24). With that attitude, we can work enthusiastically and wholeheartedly, not just for a paycheck but for glory of God - David C.McCasland.

Courtesy: "Our Daily Bread", July-December 1999.

Luna's picture


nice :-)

Luna | Wed, 01/28/2009 - 22:06
Ecomancer81's picture

I benefited from that.

I benefited from that. Thank you.

Ecomancer81 | Sun, 02/08/2009 - 17:12