Welcome

We're here to help!

Life is an amazing gift - but today’s culture seems to just want to rip it away from you at every opportunity. Vision180 is here to help you live life to the full.

35,000 requests for prayer

Together we can be there for the next cry for help

By donating to Vision's mid year appeal you will bring hope right when it's needed. Join the team providing free confidential prayer to those in need. Please give by June 30.

Hope for the Next Generation

Our future leaders need eternal truth today

Vision180 Magazine and Radio is already sowing God's Word into tens of thousands of fertile minds. Your tax donation before June 30 will help us reach even more.

Vision180's

Work: What For?

‘Do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.’ Colossians 3:17 NIV

Here’s a solid way of summing up what the Bible says about the meaning of work. After World War II, Dorothy Sayers wrote that work should be the ‘expression of man’s creative energy in the service of society.’ God says in Genesis 1:26 and 28 that we’re to ‘rule’ over the earth, or exercise ‘dominion’. Maybe those words sound a bit like ‘dominating’ or ‘bossing around’. But the truth behind them that Dorothy Sayers saw is this: you’re here to plant and build and write and organise and heal and invent ways that bless people and cause God’s Kingdom on earth to flourish.

That’s a stunning call. Not only is it how Jesus lived His life, it’s also among the first things God ever told the human race to do. As God’s image-bearers in His world, we carry on God’s pattern of work—that making everything ‘good’ in the eyes of God that we see in Genesis. ‘So,’ pastor Timothy Keller says, ‘whether splicing a gene or doing brain surgery or collecting the rubbish or painting a picture, our work develops, maintains, or repairs the fabric of the world. In this way, we connect our work to God’s work.’ That’s the meaning of work.

Not sure what career is for you? Here’s a challenge for you then: ask a few trusted friends to give you an outside opinion on your talents. A good way of doing this is asking them to do a ‘SWOT analysis’ on your personality—that’s to identify your Strengths and Weaknesses, and see the Opportunities and Threats facing you.

SoulFood: 1 Sam 1–3, Matt 22:34–46, Ps 59:9–17, Prov 16:23–26

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2016

Donate to vision

Over 70% of our income is from the freewill gifts of wonderful people just like you.
So thank you for helping. Your generous support is 'Connecting Faith to Life'.