Labor Day

[quote name=”Colossians 3:23-24″]Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as reward. [/quote]

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Peter McGuire, a carpenter from New York, is considered the “father of Labor Day” and credited with coming up with the idea of this holiday. Labor Day represents a victory for laborers everywhere to enjoy shorter workdays and better working conditions. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

As we enjoy the Labor Day Holiday next Monday, let us be thankful for the contributions workers have made to this country. I mentioned a couple of years ago about a journal that my mom gave me during my early years in college and is one of my most treasured gifts. I would like to share with you another page from that journal that will help us appreciate the value and importance of being a worker for God.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Proverbs 1:7

What you are becoming is more important than what you are accomplishing. I love you, Mom

Compliment at least three people every day.

You will never build a reputation, a business or a relationship on what you intend to do. Your intentions may be sincere and honorable, but unless you put them into action, nothing is changed.