By God’s grace, we are not limited by what we do but by how we do it. No matter our setting, with imagination we can dignify it. Remake this broken world, even just a little right here, right now.
Consider these questions:
1. Why has God placed me here right now with my work?
2. What aspect of God’s character is reflected in my work?
3. What "garden" has God given me to work to grow?
4. Where do I see brokenness (in me, others, systems) where I work?
5. How does my work serve and love my neighbor?
6. What might my work look like when all things are made new?
With Emmaus City Church, we aim to ask each other questions like these as well as interview people during our Sabbath gatherings in order to discover how our work interacts with the Story of God. This practice of learning how faith connects to work can help us understand how Jesus sets us free to work well and rest well.
As Jim Mullins writes in The Symphony of Mission, discovering how God has shaped each of us to participate with Him in the work we get to do involves our:
What am I good at?
What do I care about?
Where do I encounter the brokenness of the world?
What are the limiting circumstances of my life?
We want to learn with you how God has uniquely created you to bring redemption, restoration, and renewal to the work you do each day.
For a deeper exploration of these considerations:
Putting Your Imagination to Work