How I Learned to Work for God

Aletha Hinthorn

When I was a young mother I wanted God to use me. I went up to our bedroom one day, and knelt down and said, "God, let me work for You full-time." I didn't know if He would answer that but was just voicing the desire I found in my heart.

Some time later I read what Jesus said about how to work for God. The disciples asked in John 6 what must we do to do the work of God-the very question I had.

Jesus replied, "Believe...." That is our work. Paul wrote, "God's work - which is by faith" (1 Timothy 1:4).

God asks us to believe
... that this moment He is with us.
... that He will provide in the future as He has in the past.
... that He is working all things together for our good.
... that He loves us.
... that He is directing us, using us.
... that He continually gives the wisdom we need
... that He answers our prayers.
This was good news. My work for Him would be faith.
Thank You, Jesus, for counting our faith as righteousness.

"The righteous shall live by faith" (Galatians 3:11). 


 Memory Verse for June   

"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you...O Great and powerful God, whose name is the LORD Almighty, great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds" (Jeremiah 32:17-19).