Work Like You're Workin' for God

by Tara, 11, Oregon

“But I don’t want to!” I said angrily. My mom had asked me to do the dishes and clean up my room after dinner. I didn’t want to because my favorite TV show was on. 

Do you ever argue with your parents? In Sunday school class this week we learned about working for God. My Sunday school teacher told us, “Work like you’re workin’ for God.”

I’ve been trying to “work like I’m workin’ for God” this week, and it seems to be working. I hope that you challenge yourselves to do the same. Now, back to the dishes. 

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

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