Daily Reflections

Our Father's Business

August 26, 2023 Deborah Smith

“Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” —Luke 2:49 NKJV

As Christians, we don’t want to be about our Father’s business without seeking our Father’s will. We’re blessed to have His Word to instruct us in all things that pertain to living
a fruitful life. We have His Spirit that will help us discern and empower us. And we have His Body—the Church—to spiritually and practically help us carry it all out.

Our goal is faithfulness and fruitfulness, and that simply can’t be measured by how busy we are. God hasn’t ordained work with no rest or results apart from His will. Instead, He’s said that His desire for us is that we would “walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God” (Col. 1:10).

As we prepare for today, tomorrow, and all of the days the Lord gives us, let’s seek to be about our Father’s business, working and serving in a way that actually blesses us, encourages others, and brings glory to our God.

Make it Personal

Ask God to help you spend your time and energy wisely, working and serving in a way that honors Him.