He’s my profession…

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For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable. Hebrews 4:12-13

So many things that The Lord is. Not the least of these, He is my profession. My faith. My Savior. I’m an eyewitness account of His saving grace. I have seen it for myself. He daily bears the cross I bear no more, and simultaneously, it is complete and finished.

Wisdom comes from above but when I look into the heart of it all I find I often misunderstand what The Lord is and what He has the power to do. I forget that He is my wisdom. My one profession. It really doesn’t matter what I do with my day job, in the sense of what earns me a paycheck, what matters is that I spend my time no matter where I am at, choosing to constantly be a reflection of His redeeming grace. It is not my profession that matters, and yet my profession of faith is everything.

Our profession by definition is the public confession that Jesus is our Lord. That God is our God. And that God became flesh to live amongst us and save us. That He rose again. And that we will choose to live by His Word. The Bible. Living and active. The Word is Him and He is The Word. Every scripture, every noun and verb purposeful, powerful, and living. Breathing life. Given to us that we may find His instruction in every trial and temptation. Every circumstance and joy. His Word, our profession, is perfect-complete-wholeness.

Redemption fills us with His glory and day to day menial tasks can be treasures. We plant His Word in every season with every action, even while still in the flesh, and The Lord reaches down and has the seeds to grow. Passionate and purposeful in His will, we become harvesters reeling the joy of His salvation given freely to us amongst others. It stands alone and stands still as our purpose.

Redemptions hill as a display of His splendor. And so He lives. And we live out our profession. Like a well balanced body each with our parts and purposes as defined in The Word made flesh. His will redeeming even our most human of actions and making them Holy and bountiful. Full of grace and charged highly with discernment and wisdom.

And the gift of His Word stands far above us all, yet tucked neatly in our hearts. The sharp uniting profession of faith exuding love across parts-purposes-and professions. Reaching into the soul and dividing the sinful nature from His true desires as we dwell with The Word. The Word flesh, Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

Redeemed.

Blessed, in, by, and through Him.

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Comments

  1. Margaret says

    Stephanie, I love reading your posts & truly benefit from them, as I share some stuggles with you. I love that you wrote ‘find His instruction in every trial and temptation’ as it’s so easy to give in to temptation rather than search his word for what you know is right. Thanks for all you share!

  2. Priscilla P says

    So beautiful! O that I might always remember and live out my profession of Christ! Thank you so much for these wonderful words! And thank The Lord!

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