Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
What Would Jesus Dig?
In his sermon from this past Sunday, Doug Wilson, in addressing working as to the Lord, noted that when an employer assigns a seemingly foolish task, say, digging a hole here, we are to assume that Jesus wants that hole dug there, and do it cheerfully. This week, Jesus also seems to dig micromanagement. Well...time to just be cheerfully micromanaged to His glory, then!
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 3:59 PM
On December 1, 2007 3:54 PMpentamomwrote... I'd quibble a little with the wording, and I doubt you or Wilson would strongly disagree with my quibble:
Jesus doesn't necessarily want that hole there -- to say that He does would be to imply that employers/authorities are always operating in harmony with God's desires, and never do things that He hates. What He actually wants about the location or even existence of the hole may vary, but what unquestionably He wants, is for you to go through the experience of digging the hole, for one reason or another. If it's a clearcut matter of something that He clearly doesn't want you or anyone else to do at all, then He wants you to go through the experience of resisting the order to dig the hole, in an appropriate fashion. But in any case, the main point is that He's in control of the situation, and the order to dig, be it a just one or not, was given with you in mind, not in spite of you. If it's something innocuous like a hole, then yes, He wants you to dig that hole, even if He doesn't like the hole being there. So do it cheerfully, knowing that digging that hole, is what He wants for you! Same ultimate conclusion, but with some different implications.