Work Space: 2
One of the best books I've read on work is John Beckett's Loving Monday.
In a chapter on stewardship, he reminds me, "Each of us has been given some measure of stewardship responsibility. Often it's so obvious we can't even see it." (p.126)
Then Beckett goes on to share an incident concerning Moses, when God asks him, "What is that in your hand?" Beckett says that Moses saw a plain old stick... one he had held through the desert to steady his steps. But "in God's eyes, it was something altogether different." This was the very stick that God chose to work through, to turn into a serpent before Pharoah.
So, ultimately, the question is, how do I use what is in my hand to nurture, challenge, speak out, and provide for others?
To answer this question, I guess I first have to look at what's in my hand.
Walking Stick photo, by L.L. Barkat.
Seedlings Invitation: If you write a post related to this post and Link It Back Here, let me know and I'll link to yours.
As you recall from yesterday, TheHighCalling.org is going on blog tour this week, to bring you special ideas regarding the work space. If the issues of stewardship and gifting interest you, try these tour options on for size...
Membership... become a member of TheHighCalling.org Becoming a member allows you to track issues of interest, like stewardship or gifting, right on the HC site.
Future benefits will offer inclusion in a social networking group on their site (where your blog may be specifically highlighted from time to time).
Audio Encouragment... Ticket to Joyride
Reflection and Prayer... Eugene Peterson, "One Heart and Soul"
Other tour rest stops...
Green Inventions Central
Every Square Inch
Chalres Foster Johnson
Enjoy day two of the journey!