What Is God Looking For?

“The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to whose heart is blameless toward Him.”  - 2 Chron 16:9

What is God looking for in a Christian lawyer? Is the only work for "Christian lawyers" religious liberty litigation? Or is God calling us to understand the importance of integrating our faith and practice?

As Mike Schutt quotes in his book, Redeeming Law:

What is God looking for in the world, then? Assistants? No. The gospel is not a help-wanted ad. It is a help-available ad. Nor is the call to Christian service a help-wanted ad. God is not looking for people to work for Him, but people to let Him work mightily in and through them. 

God is not a scout looking for the first draft choices to help his team win. He is an unstoppable fullback ready to take the ball and run touchdowns for anyone who trusts Him to win the game. - John Piper

If lawyers and law students understood the spiritual worth of the lawyer's ordinary work across the board, they would be better equipped to pursue it with all their hearts.

Do you understand the kingdom value of the "ordinary" work you are called to perform? What would change if you did?

CLS Prayer

Lord, please give me spiritual eyes every day to see your hand in my work, whether it is filing a will, fixing a contract, appearing on behalf of a convicted criminal, or setting up a corporation. Remind me every day that I am your steward of everything you give to me - my life, my family, my job. Amen.

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(Excerpted from Redeeming Law by Michael Schutt)