Unfortunately, I have spent a large part of my adult life wrongly thinking that there was a spiritual part of life and a non-spiritual part of life. The spiritual part included activities that revolved around church and Sunday and the non-spiritual part (the largest part) included the real life issues like work and everyday responsibilities which were required to just to get by. If you listen to some people these are 2 distinct compartments of life and they should remain separate from the other. God, however, thinks differently and thankfully he has not allowed me to continue deceived all of my life. He has, instead, helped me to see that “the earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof…” (Psalm 24:1), which means that there is no part of life that God does not exercise dominion and ownership over. This certainly includes our work lives. Nothing is more “spiritual” and God-honoring than when we faithfully work as He has created us to do in such a way to point others to Him.
Chaplains in the workplace, like Frontline Chaplains, are playing a significant role in serving employees and helping workers develop a God-centered perspective of work and in turn companies flourish.