Jesus Changes The Way You Farm, Ranch, and much more

Since I live in West Texas and know several farmers in the area, this video caught my attention. But the reason I like it has much more to do with how this young man views his job rather than the job itself.

God has given us certain passions and talents to be used for His glory. And when we do use them for His glory, whether they be teaching, coaching, computing, ranching, owning a business or waiting on tables at a restaurant, they are not used in vain.

The question for all of us then is how do we view our job? Do we see our work as good? Do we understand that the work we do allows us to help and love one another? Do we realize that our work lives display our worship of God?

The reality is that we can milk cows, farm cotton, and even practice law to the glory of God. The reason is due to what Christ has accomplished for us on the cross and the hope he has given us through the resurrection. Jesus has changed everything so whatever we do, we do so with purpose and direction.

Regardless of how trivial you may think your task at work might be, or even if you think you have an unimportant job, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ (Colossians 3:23-24).

The young ranch hand in this video says it perfectly: I may not be Billy Graham, but I can serve God in a blue collar job. How true this is! And how great it is to hear a young man begin to understand his job as an opportunity to work out his calling.

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