God and work

gloved-hands-before-surgery-190x155“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17 (NIV)

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One of the most common areas for us to compartmentalize in our life is our work. By compartmentalize I mean to separate off from the complete control of Jesus Christ.

This is equally true for us working in the field of medicine.

A common assumption we often make is that all God requires of us as Christian physicians is to practice medicine with integrity, competence and compassion.

Of course, He wants those things…but that’s not all.

He wants us to surrender our practice to Him.

What does that look like? Practically, it means starting every day with the attitude that the Lord is in charge of our professional life. We are ultimately under His authority and our ability to practice medicine is the result of His grace and mercy in our lives.

He is not just the God who has saved us…He is the One who deserves our complete obedience.

Prayer: Lord show me where in my practice of medicine I fail to surrender to You.

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2 Responses to God and work

  1. Gabriel says:

    Great thoughts, as always, my brother, Jeff!
    Thank you so much for your faithfulness in reminding us of vital truth.
    May the Lord reward you and bless you and prosper your ministry to His people.

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