Happy Labor Day!

And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people. Colossians 3:17 & 23 CSB

A small sample of the work of God’s hands. And God will bless the work of your hands, the work you do.

Happy Labor Day! It’s a Monday off of school, if you’ve already started, or just a day you get to spend with your parents since they are off of work. Labor Day celebrates all American workers. And even though you don’t go to work, your school is like a job for you. And if you have chores at home, you work or “labor.”

Paul gives all of us some great advice. Whatever you do, you should do in the name of Jesus, and you should do it from the heart. Which means you should do it with love. Next time you have a chore to do at home, do it as if you were doing it for the Lord with love. No complaining, or putting it off (that’s called procrastinating), but do it with love for your parents and for yourself. You will be surprised how quickly it goes.

This week enjoy your Labor Day holiday. Take a day off with your parents. Have fun, maybe have a cookout, celebrate your parents work, and yours. And after the holiday remember to do everything, every job or chore or labor with love like Jesus. And remember to give thanks for your work.

Smile at the new kid in school, do your homework cheerfully, speak kind words, help a friend or classmate with something, do your chores at home, and do everything with love. Happy Labor Day everyday with the Lord!

I want to give you a blessing that is from a prayer by Moses, the man who led the people of Israel through the Red Sea as they escaped from Egypt with the Lord going before them. Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish for us the work of our hands – establish the work of our hands. Whatever we work at may the Lord bless our work.

Blessings as joy as you work (labor) for the Lord with love!

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