Wednesday, May 4, 2011


For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:8-10

I've been thinking a lot lately about work. About what it is that I should do professionally. What it is that I am meant to do. It's a bit overwhelming, frankly. There are so many options out there.

But this verse popped into my head this afternoon, and it's been marinating there all day. How wonderful to know that everything we do, even work, originates with one thing. Grace.

What a relief it is to realize that it is not I who works but him, working in me through his amazing and wonderful grace. What a relief to let go of all of the worries I have about my career, about the worth my occupation does or doesn't give me, knowing that my value and my purpose is found in his love.

This must be what he meant when he said "my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

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