Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Message from Elizabeth Billings, Central Preschool

Passage Ephesians 6:5-8 (MSG)

Servants, respectfully obey your earthly masters but always with an eye to obeying the real master, Christ. Don’t just do what you have to do to get by, but work heartily, as Christ’s servants doing what God wants you to do. And work with a smile on your face, always keeping in mind that no matter who happens to be giving orders, you’re really serving God. Good work will get you good pay from the Master, regardless of whether you are slave or free.

Labor Day is a traditional holiday to take rest from work. Yes, many of us enjoy the day off because it means a 3 day weekend, hurray! We can relax, go camping or whatever we enjoy doing besides working.

For me, I still work, you know at home. But whatever I’m doing whether at school, home or wherever, I want to please God.

I thank him everyday for how He watches over me.

I also know how hard it is sometimes to work with a smile on your face, for we all face some kind of challenge each day. But if we remember this is where God has placed us then we should give Him thanks and do the best we can.

I have been here 24 years and believe me I’ve had days asking myself what am I doing here! But when I have a “down” day at work there is always a child or co-worker that brings a smile to my face.

Let us all be encouragers and lift each other up as we work for our God.


  1. Elizabeth, So well said. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and insight with us. God bless.

  2. What a great reminder! I try to keep the attitude of "I get to . . ." rather than "I have to . . ." Everything is a gift from God, including work! "I get to . . ." keeps us thankful. Thank God we're healthy enough to work. Thank God for a job. Thank God we're in a Christian school. Thank God we have kids to work with (even if they make messes). In all things give thanks for this is the will of Christ Jesus concerning us!

  3. Liz,

    You have poured yourself into the lives of so many children (2 of mine). What a blessing you have been to the preschool for the last 24 years. Your words were well spoken and speak truly of your heart. I pray God will richly bless you and pour into your life as you have poured into so many families. Love you,

    Paula Paty


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