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The Sacrament Of Life

“The Sacrament Of Life” is the title of the last chapter of A.W. Tozer’s book, “The Pursuit Of God” For anyone who has not read this book, I highly recommend it. It has provided so many blessings to me.prayinghands_6

But none greater than the last chapter. In it, Mr. Tozer describes the difficulty that many Christians have with the two areas of their lives, the sacred and the secular. As Christians we want to live in the sacred acts of prayer, fellowship, shared worship, etc. but we find ourselves living in a secular world which forces us to deal with such tasks of making money, maintaining our home and transportation, etc. Thus we are forced to switch back and forth between our inner spiritual life and our external secular one.

But Mr’ Tozer points out very eloquently how this view of two separate “lives” is nothing more than a misconception on the part of believers.

At the heart of Mr. Tozer’s argument are some of Paul’s exhortations to believers that point out how the Lord intends for us to approach our lives.

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.  —  1 Corintians 10:31

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  —  Collossians 3:17

Seeing these verses, and others like them, it is clear that God never intended for us to separate our lives into secular and sacred. Rather, we are to do all to the glory of God. Every act then, whatever it may be, is to be done as an act of worship to the Lord.

Another verse that should drive the point home is where Paul exhorts bond servants and their relationship to their masters. In our day we could think of this as how an employee should relate to his employer:

Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.  —  Ephesians 6:5-6

When we go through our daily routine at work, we should give our employers the same level of service as if we were working directly for the Lord.  And, by extension, when we are engaged in any of our earthly tasks, we should look to perform them as unto the Lord, glorifying Him in all that we do.

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January 23, 2014 - Posted by | Faith, Godliness, Uncategorized, Worship | , , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. Hi John.

    Just checking in for the new year. I pray that it found you in good health and good spirit along with lots of love and happiness. The Sacrament of life is indeed a good read.

    God bless!

    Debra

    Comment by Minister Aiken | January 28, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi Debra!

      Thanks for stopping by and for your well wishes. His Spirit is with me and I am growing constantly. I love Hi so much! I’m just getting over a cold though, but even there He is with me, teaching me, growing me. All is well at home, in our Church life, and at work.

      I pray you also are having and will have a blessed year with our precious Lord and Savior. May His blessings touch all that you do.

      John

      Comment by johnconstitution | January 29, 2014 | Reply

  2. Very inspirational post…
    Thanks for recommending this book!

    Neeky Albert

    Comment by Faith Love n Desire | January 25, 2014 | Reply

    • You’re very welcome. may it be as much a blessing to you as it has been to me. God bless!

      Comment by johnconstitution | January 25, 2014 | Reply

  3. John, thank you for recommending this book. It’s available at Kindle for a very reasonable price, only 92 cents when I downloaded it. The wonderful reviews it gets are a testimony to the spiritual blessings it provides. I bought “The Knowledge of the Holy” a few months ago and found it very edifying.

    This book too is a treasure.

    Comment by Naomi | January 23, 2014 | Reply

    • hi Naomi, The Pursuit Of God was the first book I read by A.W. Tozer, but I really was blessed by it. I will definitely Knowledge Of The Holy as well now.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, God bless!

      Comment by johnconstitution | January 25, 2014 | Reply


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