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day 818: From Worship To Workplace

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever”

Yesterday on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Bay Area section there was a story titled “From worship to workplace”. The article detailed about how an old abandoned Catholic church in San Francisco had been purchased by a group of investors who are now renovating it to turn it into a start-up incubator. That means that when the building is all done what was once a place of worship will be a place of businesses teaming with young entrepreneurs with new ideas and racing to market. Once again this goes to show how powerful the environment can be and why people want to work in creative and non-traditional spaces. It’s in these places that maybe the best thinking occurs, where the mind is freed or triggered to be able to have the room to ideate. We don’t have to go buy and rehab churches for creative space, but finding ways to break the conventional could yield some interesting results.

I also like the article’s headline because it is a good reminder that this is what we actually do every week; we go from worship to workplace and we choose whether or not we will stay in a worshipful attitude on Monday or leave it behind until next weekend. King David tells us his approach to life when he praises God for all the great things that He does for him and David knows that he will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. While in a few months a bunch of start-up employees will be working in a former house of worship, we can now dwell in the house of the Lord today, tomorrow and forever. What a promise and assurance that God has given us! Are we taking full advantage of the house of the Lord for our lives? Let’s try and be people who don’t find any distinction or distraction between worship and the workplace!

Reference: Psalm 23:5-6