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The word ‘abad’ has been translated to mean work/service, but for today we are going to look at it through the definition of “service as an act of worship.”
These verses always just get me:
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” – Colossians 3:23
“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people” – Ephesians 6:7
When I first read these verses a few years back, I read it as “don’t just do the bottom line,” “work hard as I am working for the Lord,” “do, do, do, do, do.” It stressed me out feeling like I had to do my best all the time and be amazing at everything. God is amazing, and if I am working for Him then my work needs to be amazing as well, right? It was an exhausting thought, yet I was pulled into it and became victim to it a lot.
And it almost pains me to say this out loud, but that mentality crept up in my mind as I have been working on Salt. I began to look at Salt as this idea, this dream, this ministry as a massive to-do list of things I had to accomplish. I found myself staying up till 4 in the morning working, mostly because I absolutely love it, but also because I had this innate feeling of needing to get things accomplished. Don’t get me wrong, there is definitely some hustle when you are starting something and there is nothing wrong with your passions keeping you up till the wee hours of the morning, but the problem for me came when I forgot why I was doing it.
When“as working for the Lord” faded away to the background.
I found myself not even thinking about the Lord when I was writing about Him. I was just trying to see what sounded good or was inspiring. I was focusing more on sentence flow and the strength of my adjectives, then the power behind the truth of Jesus. I am so thankful the Lord has brought this to my attention now, early on in the process, because that mentality takes out the joy and the worship of working for the Lord.
Apart from what some people think, worship is not only reserved for Sunday morning or Sunday night at church. Worship is a posture of heart and mind, and the beautiful thing is that it can invade every part of your life… and it should! When I am sitting here writing this blog post, I am worshiping. I am thinking about the Lord. His divinity. His love for me. His care for my desires and wellbeing and talents. Thinking about how He blessed me and chose me to work on this beautiful idea of Salt. I am worshipping.
As you go about your day and week, try to embody this idea of ‘abad‘ throughout it all. Try to be mindful of combining your work or service with a mindset of worship. Posture your heart and mind to be intentionally thinking about your actions and how they reflect the Lord. Worship Him in all you do, and do it all for the glory of the Lord.
Krista Hengesh is the founder and executive director of Live Salted. She started it back in 2016 and has been chasing after the Lord with this calling on her life since then. She is currently living in Seattle, Washington and loves to be outside and active whenever possible. She is deeply passionate about bringing people together and helping them recognize the potential and influence inside of them!
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