by Nelson Price

What Is a Word For ''LABOR'' Using Only Vowels
Dr. Nelson Price
Colossians 3:23

JESUS CHRIST said, ''I must work the works of Him Who sent Me'' (John 9:4).

If it was incumbent upon Jesus to do the work assigned by the Father, it is imperative that we do the work unto which He has appointed us.

What is your work ethic?

On January 20, 1977, just two hours before he took the oath of office as President of the United States, I had the delight of speaking at the Inaugural Worship Service attended by President and Mrs. Carter, their families, the Vice President and his family, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House Cabinet, and numerous other dignitaries. The text I chose was Colossians 3: 23, ''And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men...''

In that service, I reminded the President that as a young Midshipman he had been interviewed by Admiral of the Navy, Rickhover, for potential nuclear submarine duty. Part of the interview involved questions regarding his days at the Naval Academy. As the interview came to an end and the young aspiring seaman was about to leave the room, the Academy the Admiral asked one final summary question:

''Did you do your best?''

That text and that question vibrate on the strings of the harp of my heart.

The work place today demands the right attitude or it will break a person. It is typified by this billboard directive:

''The object of a dedicated employee should be to thoroughly analyze all situations, anticipate all problems prior to their occurrence, have answers for these problems, and move swiftly to solve the problems before they occur. However, when you are up to your neck in alligators it is difficult to remind yourself that your initial objective was to drain the swamp.''

In your world are you up to your neck in alligators? If so, you might need a new resolve for your role.

Each year on New Year's Day persons make resolutions. I am convinced there is a better day for ...

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