Good works. They won’t get you into heaven, but God has planned them for you to do. You have a purpose! He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together.
It’s In You to Serve… to do the work God has for you to do. A Christian’s work is helping people directly or indirectly for God’s glory.
Max Lucado, in his book, Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot, defines a “sweet spot” as those experiences when everything just comes together & under your breath as you do this activity & it’s going well, you say, “I was made to do this.”
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
John 17:4 John says, “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do”.
It’s a privilege, a wonderful, amazing privilege that we are allowed & invited to be part of God’s work to help others come to faith in Him and grow as Christ followers. It’s work, but it’s meaningful (eternally meaningful) and often… FUN.
It’s like seeing this team playing a game and wishing you could play and then the coach comes over and says “I want you on my team, so you go sit on the bench, he says, “I want you to come onto the field and play in this position and I’ll help you”. It’s a great situation and a great feeling!