Monday, June 18, 2007

A New Look for a New Job

For those of you that have been praying for God's provision in my life as regards to employment, I thank you for your prayers! God has provided! I had an employment interview today at Chick-Fil-A and was hired within minutes and start Wednesday! Praise God! I now have a source of income to pay the bills. I will also begin working for UPS next week. Two verses of Holy Scripture that the Lord has brought to remembrance are both found in Colossians 3.

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Col. 3:17)

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Col. 3:23-24)

What these passages show is that everything we do is an opportunity to glorify God and to promote the gospel. Everything that I do, whether preaching the Bible or selling a chicken sandwich or handling packages is an opportunity to bring honor to the name of Christ, and and opportunity to give thanks to God through Christ. No job is an opportunity for laziness, because we are told on the word to work heartily which comes from the Greek word psuche, which means life or spirit. So even working at Chick-Fil-A, I am to be energetic, joyful, spirit-filled, and a hard worker. May we each learn to work as for the Lord and not for men, for our ultimate reward is not a paycheck, but an eternity in the presence of God.

Nevertheless, Chick-Fil-A has a policy that prohibits facial hair. For those who know me, this was an obstacle, since i have had facial hair for over two years now. Well, I have had to shave and have decided to post a before and after picture for my fellow mafia members and readers. No laughing allowed!!


Rhett said...

I'm not laughing... Really, I'm not...

I was just thinking that perhaps it's time to revive the "Babyface" nickname!!!

(OK, Now I'm laughing! Sorry!!!)


Fred said...

Rhett didn't start out laughing but I did. I've already copied the pic to put on the big screen at church! Gordan, I think Rhett is right about BabyFace but I think you can come up with a better name!

Joshua A. Hitchcock said...

Let's keep Slugger....Fred that better not go on the big screen....