What kind of work are you doing today? Maybe you are cooking, cleaning, baby sitting, mowing the lawn or managing an office. God has given every person work to do. It is good for our bodies and minds when we have work to do.

Sometimes, though, we may not be thankful for the work we are doing. Maybe we work for a boss who is rude and demanding. Or maybe we just don’t like to do a certain job. Or maybe we work with people who tease us for being a Christian. How can we still be thankful for our work?

In the book of Colossians, Paul wrote to people who were free and people who were working for a master. Maybe the people who were working for a master didn’t enjoy their work. But in Colossians 3:23, Paul gave them a way to be thankful. “In all the work you are given, do the best you can. Work as though you are working for the Lord, not an earthly master.”

Whatever work we do in life, we should do it like we are working for Jesus. When we work for Jesus, we want to do a good job and please Him. We should do a good job and please Jesus, no matter what kind of work we are doing. Thank God for the work He has given you, and work for Jesus today.