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Heartily

October 20, 2020

Colossians 3:23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;

Flawless, God’s word is flawless. Do it heartily, whatever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord.

In other words, doing it heartily means, without restraint with an exuberant soul comes from the soul. Soulwork requires real dedication and commitment and it demands courage and a brave and joyful heart, removing and discarding everything that obscures our inner light, doing our do heartily as unto the Lord, not unto men.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Rather, we are working for God himself. Even baristas. Remember before the fall, God set Adam to work. Our calling to work is a divine concept. A working life in the garden of Eden wasn’t introduced by God after the Fall. From the beginning of time working was part of the divine plan. On the seventh day God rested after working six days on his creation purpose and program so why would God withhold the wonder of wonder of work from his very own creation. As we reflect on the garden we are reminded that work is a seed planted into our entire system, a necessary requirement for our survival. Without work, there can be no rest.

I was heartily sorry to leave Leh, with its dazzling skies and abounding colour and movement, its stirring topics of talk, and the culture and exceeding kindness of the Moravian missionaries. Helpfulness was the rule. – Isabella Bird

Unemployment is a curse. God’s word and his Joy is not for a few. It is not in our natural and divine makeup to be without work. The love of, in andfor work brings joy, it makes for happy families, communities and an entire people. But when we have work and we find ourselves unhappy with our work environment every other area of our lives are drastically affected. Working without joy is the objective of the devil. Besides he is thrilled and in his element when he comes across an idle bunch who has lost all desire to work, whom he can use for his cunning plans, to destroy the garden which God from the beginning of time planted in our lives. His job is to continually engender a miserable working environment causing people to lose their joy. If our hearts are found wanting and lacking, when our hearts are not in the right place, victory belongs to the devil. It is his duty and main purpose to rob us and to destroy our divine purpose and calling.

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Looking at the world today one has the impression that Satan has won. He has turned work into a luxury for a few to enjoy as long as they are working towards his mission accomplished. The devil is cunning, he knows he can destroy mans will to live and work when man is unhappy. This is why Paul in his ministry calls out to the heart of people, to please the Lord through the things we do, enjoying work is an essential part of our a divine purpose on earth. Man has tampered and tweaked this plan in cohorts with Satan. We must rip ourselves from his terrible clutches and return to the divine plan which God had for us, to work heartily as unto the Lord. This goes for presidents, teachers and doctors, bosses and workers who all have the seeds of the garden of Eden waiting to bloom inside of them.

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence. – John Milton

Cultivate your garden of Eden. We have it on our DNA to work as in Eden. We know deep within ourselves all the basics and essentials to cultivate our garden of Eden in the workplace. Paul reminds us that we should go forth heartily and work as unto the Lord, two criteria to make our work a happy place.

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Tuesday arrived with tumultous tropical winds, scattering leaves, bending branches and for some reason it feels gorgeously Autumn down South in the East. Wishing you a beautiful Tuesday.

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