How to Worship God with Your Job

Most of us, myself included, differentiate between our careers and our Christian lifestyles.  Although we may be active in church, volunteer in the community, attend small groups, and generally be vocal about our faith, the workplace tends to be separated.  We go to work, talk to co-workers about the weather, sports, TV shows, and perform our duties, but leave our faith in the parking lot.  However, the Word teaches that all aspects of our lives are to be glorifying Him in unison.  Your job is not an exception; it should be another active part in your ministry.

Worship with All Aspects of Life

In Romans 12:1, the Apostle Paul writes

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship.

Here, worship is being defined as all of our spiritual activity, involving heart, mind, and will.  No part of this definition limits worship to rituals performed in a church setting.  Worship is to be involved in every part of our lives, including our careers!

Worship with Work

In Colossians 3:22-24, the Apostle Paul writes

Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive and inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Paul is not condoning slavery, but is simply speaking to anyone with an “earthly master.” It’s easy to work hard solely to get noticed and obtain rewards/promotions.  However, we are commanded to do our best as if working directly for God.  He provided all of our talents, skills, and abilities.  To joyfully use them to their fullest is worship.

More importantly, we are commanded to act as witnesses using every aspect of our lives.  Your career is an excellent place to love, serve others, and develop relationships, all while making it clear that your faith is the driving force!


  • Pray for the Holy Spirit’s power and guidance
  • Pray for your company, superiors, and co-workers
  • Love and selflessly serve others
  • Let His will and commandments guide decisions and actions
  • Apply all commandments
  • Submit to superiors and authorities (unless, of course, it directly conflicts with your biblical principals)
  • Give Him thanks and praise for all successes and achievements
  • Maintain humbleness