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Review: Going on Vocation

If you are reading this review on the Sabbath, then I would like to wish you a Sabbath filled with worship and peace.


This week’s review is for the two part program called, Going on Vocation.


Description

Through personal stories of ordinary people at work and expert insight and advice from some of today’s leading voices on faith and work, you will discover that vocation or calling is about much more than your paid job. This series will challenge you to look at work in a whole new way and reap the positive returns of connecting your identity in Christ to your daily vocations.


I have watched other programs about work as our vocation, but this one is just as refreshing.


I really liked how it pointed out that work is God’s idea, not a result of sin entering the world.  Genesis 2:15 was referenced: The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 


I am reminded of Genesis 1:31 - And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.  So work, which was included before sin, was seen as very good.


There was some focus on how we discern God’s calling for our lives and how we can shine the light of Christ in any job that we do, as long as the job is in harmony with God’s word.  


I like how it was specified that we are not what we do, but rather we are in Christ, doing His work, for the sake of the gospel.  So our faith in Christ is what defines and drives us - not the nature of our work. Matthew 28:20 should then be the focus any any job we have: Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  


There was a part when they mentioned work in the new earth.  It was nice to see the connection to this sinful earth and the new home God will create for us, upon Jesus’ return. 

One speaker made a very good point: Work makes up the most of our day, so if we are not glorifying God through our work, then our faith would then make up a small part of our day.  Then we would be compartmentalizing our faith.  The truth is, whatever we do, should be to the honour and glory of God.


Ephesians 2:10 was referenced:

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


This reminds me of the Bible verse I got today from Romans 8:28-31

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.


Our faith is everything and this two part program does a great job, through scripture and witnessing in explaining how we live out our faith.  I am looking forward to watching part two.




Thank you for reading this review. Until next time - peace be with you.




Film source: www.visionvideo.com




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