A Passion for Work

23 Jun

My Take

DiVoran Lites

Author, Poet and ArtistHave you noticed that when you are doing work you enjoy, life can be full of excitement? Do we realize that when we retire to nothing but TV or grousing, life can become deadly dull—literally? Dullness kills, it brings complaining and bitterness.

Yes, I agree that God tells us to focus on Him. God in Christ, Christ in us, the hope of glory. But if you’ll think about it, the Bible, especially the parables of Jesus, are full of stories of people doing practical and artistic things while focusing on God. The first person to praise God in the Old Testament was an artisan. Jesus was as much human as he was divine. He put God’s will first, as we hope always to do, and he spoke of living every day to its fullest. He did the work for which He had an all-consuming passion.

Some people love making bread, making music, or making plans. Do you write, iron, clean engines? No matter what it is, God put it in you to do that thing with all your love, passion, and might. Don’t hold back. Ask Him for help and inspiration and you’ll find your life filled to the brim with joy. And, he can use your joy to lift other’s out of their darkness, too.

Divoran and cat


Here’s a Bible paraphrase from Romans 12:6-7, The Message


My Beloved Child,

Don’t become so well adjusted to your culture that you fit in without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on Me and you’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what I want from you and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you that is constantly dragging you down to its level of immaturity; I bring the best out of you, and develop well-formed maturity in you.”

When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.

Proverbs 4:12

4 Responses to “A Passion for Work”

  1. Old Things R New June 24, 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    Inspiring words, beautifully written!


  2. timelessitaly June 24, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    Excellent! Thank you for an inspiring reminder of how God uses our gifts to glorify him. Artists, workers….whatever our passions, it is a gift from God!!


  3. ludyja June 23, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    Beautiful……and most inspiring. I love you.


  4. Louise Gib son June 23, 2014 at 8:35 am #

    Very uplifting, DiVoran. If I had to depend on the television for enlightment, I would be bored, frustrated, and discouraged. I keep myself surrounded by good books, uplifting quotes, and devotionals. And, of course, Corky and Angel, my loyal and loving feline friends.
    God bless you, dear new friend. I appreciate your humor and writing skill.


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