On average, we spend 47 hours per week working. That means, if you work that amount each week from the time you’re 18 until your 62nd birthday (without missing any scheduled shifts or requesting vacation time), you will have spent about 109,980 hours at the office. That’s quite a lot of time!
Compare that chunk of your life to the amount of time you spend at church, small group, or at other Christian gatherings. Count it all up. Your work life will always come out on top.
As Christians, the workplace can be a tough environment. And sometimes, we separate our Sunday life from our Monday life – a distinction that’s easy to do, but opposed to how God wants us to live.
Romans 12 tells us that our whole lives are meant to be a spiritual act of worship.
“Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship.” – Romans 12:1 (The Passion Translation)
It’s so easy to forget that this Bible verse is talking about our careers and work life too. With that in mind, here are some book recommendations for you, to help you get a fresh perspective on your work life.
Check out these books to learn how to worship through your work:
- Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work by Tim Keller
- God At Work: Live Each Day with Purpose by Ken Costa
- The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People by John Ortberg
- Simplify: Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul by Bill Hybels
Do you know any other books? Share your favorite titles in the comments box below.