Resource Review – LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day

Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day, written by Darrow Miller, was created to help the reader uncover the connections between God and their work. While we spend most of our waking hours at work, few of us take the time to really lean into how our daily vocation fits into the great scheme of God’s ultimate plan for our lives and the lives of those around us. This book inspires the reader to understand how historical and contemporary worldviews influence them and their culture, and how to bring truth, justice, and beauty into every sphere of society, especially their work.

“Miller has lived at the intersection of worldview and everyday activity. Now, in this exploration of vocation that has the potential to radically reorder our lives, Miller lays out the thought background necessary for each of us to establish a meaningful, integrated understanding of our life and work. Whatever our work or vocation, God calls each of us to a new way of living fully in his presence.” -Amazon.

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Greater Calling of God’s Work

Did you realize that your day to day life fits in within the greater calling of God’s great work? If you can embrace this perspective, you may just be blown away by the greater significance of what once felt very ordinary. Whether you’re a missionary or a janitor, your work is deeply integrated with Theology, God’s purpose, and his broader plan for your highest good.

The goal of this book is to:

  • Uncover the connections between your work and God’s work.
  • Help you frame your calling within the story of the Bible.
  • Grasp the vision of the kingdom of God.
  • Help you to find greater meaning and significance in your everyday life.

Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.