Wonder Bread or Living Bread?
Salt & Light Volume II, Issue 28 by D. Scott Prindle
"The living, the living- they praise you, as I am doing today; fathers tell their children about your faithfulness." (Isaiah 38:19)
Making A Fuss
When I delivered bread to make a living, I would take my boys on the bread truck with me once a summer. Even though my route was one of the most beautiful... Grand Teton National Park... there was a time when I hated my job. I fussed over it day after day.
Making A Living
I thought my life was being wasted and was angry with God for such a meaningless existence. When I realized that it was Satan tempting me, I repented and my job took on new meaning.
I was connected to a bigger picture, a grand design, an abundant life. Same job, new purpose.
I wanted my sons to know that making a living involves more than just doing a job to get a paycheck. Making a living is far more than that... it's making a difference every day no matter what job you have.
Making A Difference
As we went from one account to the next we talked about how what I did each day was making a difference. We didn't just feed people with Wonder Bread for their bodies, we fed them Living Bread too.
Each person we met throughout the day would encounter Christ in us, the hope of glory.
It was soon after this that I was given the opportunity to pastor and deliver living bread through preaching, and I've been doing that for the past sixteen years.
Making A Ministry
Each of us has a part to play, but what a part! It is the high calling of our daily work.
I continue to make a living through our business during the week. My "secular" work is as sacred to me as my "ministry" work. In fact, I view my work as my primary ministry.
How about you? Has your work become your primary ministry?
Love Never Fails,
Scott & Laurie Prindle
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