Monday, March 29, 2010

Jesus Jobs

Belinda here:

Go, Christy!! Go, Christy!! (Read Sunday's post if you don't know what I'm talking about.)

My daughter graduated in 2008 from Kennesaw University with a degree in early education. She had a part-time job while she was going to school at Belk Dept. store. They were great and worked around her school hours and her student teaching. She's still at Belk because there are no teaching jobs in Georgia.

Through a series of events that could have only been orchastrated by God she recently got a teaching job.
Not in early education.

She now works for in Jasper at The Joy House. She's a teaching assistant to the teens who are at the Joy House. It is a Christian based home and my daughter LOVES her job. LOVES it.

When she got the job of course I was thrilled for her. And I said something like "I can't believe you have a Jesus job and I don't."

Whoa....back up, Lindi. What's the definition of a Jesus Job? Pastor? Church secretary? Worship leader? Teacher at a Christian school?

Sure, all those are Jesus jobs. But it was revealed to me that anyone who is a follower of Jesus Christ has a Jesus job. It is our priviledge to spread the great news of our risen Lord to the ends of the earth. We can do that no matter where we go during the day, during the night, or any other time.

My daughter is truly an inspiration to me. She strives and achieves. She falls then gets right back up. She's beautiful and lovely and loves Jesus with all her heart. For that I am thankful.

So, do you think we hall have Jesus jobs, no matter what we "do?"

9 comments:

  1. Amen!! You're so right, Lindi. We all have a vocation and serve God wherever we're working!

    I'm so glad she's loving her new job!!

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  2. I'm glad your daughter found a job she loves! What a blessing.

    I am returning to work today and even before I took the break, I was trying to remember the verse in Colossians(3:23 - I think)
    "Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart, as if working for the Lord and not for man."

    I love that verse. Keeps my chin up when it gets hit with a right hook.

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  3. I have a Jesus Job! Even though some days I don't like it, I still have the opportunity to touch many teenagers lives.

    The process by which I got the job was also Jesus orchestrated. It's hard getting the perfect job inside a school system without knowing someone in that system. But, I knew God who heard and answered my prayers down to the last one.

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  4. Missy,
    You're right. We do have a vocation. I'm glad God spoke to me and told me that.

    Thanks!

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  5. Great verse, Christy. I can't believe you are back at work. Time flies.
    Enjoy your day...And I'll remember the verse while I'm at work also.
    Thanks!

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  6. Dianna,

    I'm glad God orchestrated the job for you. That's what He does. He knows that plan!
    And touching lives---it doesn't get any better than that.

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  7. Missy,

    Go to sleep! You are up way too late. I thought you quit that.

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  8. LOL. I went out to eat and had a really good waiter. I had like 4 or 5 glasses of iced tea! He kept it full. I was wired.

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  9. Yes! We have Jesus jobs no matter what we do, b/c God can use us anytime, anywhere.

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