God at Work by Gene Edward Veith Jr.

God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of LifeGod at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This pretty much sums up the book:
“The doctrine of vocation is a theology of the Christian life, having to do with sanctification and good works. It is also a theology of ordinary life. Christians do not have to be called to the mission field or the ministry or the work of evangelism to serve God, though many are; nor does the Christian life necessarily involve some kind of constant mystical experience. Rather, the Christian life is to be lived in vocation, in the seemingly ordinary walks of life that take up nearly all of the hours of our day. The Christian life is to be lived out in our family, our work, our community, and our church. Such things seem mundane, but this is because of our blindness. Actually God is present in them – and in us – in a mighty, though hidden, way.”

And this quote is a good reminder:
“The promises of God’s Word and the conviction that right now, where I am, I am in the station – the vocation – where God has placed me – those constitute the basis for confidence and certainty that God has assuredly placed me here and that He is faithful and that He, even though I cannot see Him, is at work in and through my life.”

Colossians 3:23-24:
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.”


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