Today’s Purposed worKING is a special and different kind of post, for today marks the completion of one full year of Purposed worKING. Those of you who have been with Purposed worKING from the beginning will remember that I started this blog on October 1, 2008 after having read the Bible all the way through in 2004, 2006 and 2008, each time annotating verses for how they related to the every day, real work that we do in our jobs. The Bible is so full of life instructions and we each, at some point in our lives, share the experience of this thing called work, so why not try and bring them together? It has been my privilege to serve each of you for this past year in doing my best to bring something thoughtful and useful to you each working day. Since about April of this year I have been debating, discussing and praying about what to do on October first, tomorrow. Do I complete the year and stop or do I continue? As I continue to contemplate and pray about what should come next with all of the posts already written and those to come, I have decided to continue on and see where this all leads. I want to thank each of you who have encouraged me throughout the year. I pray that whatever has been meaningful to each of you sticks and that there will be more that can be put to work for you. As I reflect on this last year of my work here, I am reminded that our God is one who does much from nothing. 1 Corinthians 1:26 says God makes His choice from; “…things counted nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.” Like most of us, we start our careers with nothing but who we are. God can do so much with nothing and with the things that we consider in our society least important. I have learned much this past year and I hope that each of you have as well. Let us each remember today that it is in the nothings and the leasts that God can do the most. Both are around us and in us so we just need to allow God to do what He wants; His work!
Reference: 1 Corinthians 1:26 (New Living Testament)