Be strong in the Lord

How do you stand strong in God’s mighty power amidst the challenges you face at work? How do you stand against the devil’s schemes at your workplace or in your life? Workplace Challenges As Christians, some of the challenges we face in the workplace are of our own doing—consequences of our actions and attitudes. That’s why Paul warns us to live in such a way that nobody can find fault in what we do. Some of the challenges we face Continue reading Be strong in the Lord

Praying for Wisdom

Do you find yourself today launching out into a new venture or are you returning to what you were doing yesterday? Whatever you find yourself doing today, God promises that he will generously give you wisdom if you ask. God graciously offers you wisdom for both simple jobs and for very complex tasks. When the disciples needed people to take care of the routine tasks of the new church they looked for individuals who were filled with wisdom (Acts 6:1-3). Continue reading Praying for Wisdom

God’s Unfailing Love

God’s unfailing love permeates your workplace. God’s unfailing love infuses your home. God’s unfailing love floods every nook and cranny of your life. God’s unfailing love extends to each of your colleagues and customers. The whole earth is drenched in God’s unfailing love. Behind everything that is happening in your life there is a God of love – and that changes everything. Contemplate God’s words and God’s works remind us of God’s unfailing love. God’s words are right and true. Continue reading God’s Unfailing Love

Why I Care About Theology – Part 1

I work as a consultant for the railroads on the design and implementation of safety control systems. I am returning to school to pursue a doctoral degree in workplace theology, ethics and leadership. When one of my colleagues heard I was going to pursue a doctoral degree in theology he asked me why does an engineer care about theology? The short answer, is that theology provides a cosmic perspective on my work, a perspective on the boundaries and constraints on Continue reading Why I Care About Theology – Part 1

Walking Worthily

Work, rest and play are all a foretaste of glory divine. Gifts from the giver who keeps on giving. Gifts shaped just right for who we were created to be. Gifts to be celebrated as together we walk in a manner worthy of the calling we have received. Gifts to be enjoyed and rejoiced over community with humility, gentleness and patience, bearing with one another in love. Humility is an attitude of the mind. Humility recognizes our dependence on God’s Continue reading Walking Worthily

Alive in Christ

You are God’s handiwork! You are a masterpiece of God’s goodness! Your life is an expression of God’s artistry! Since you have put your faith in Christ, your life reflects the incomparable riches of God’s grace expressed through his kindness to you in Christ Jesus! Your job is something that God uniquely prepared in advance for you to do! There is nobody else in the world who can do what you are doing. Your work is not just some random Continue reading Alive in Christ

Moving Forward

How do you find joy and peace for today and for whatever comes next in your life? In John 17 we have the privilege of eavesdropping on an intimate conversation between the Son and the Father just days before Jesus goes to the cross. In this conversation we catch a glimpse of how Jesus prepares himself to move forward into the most stressful period of his life. Jesus prayer in John 17 provides us with a model of how we Continue reading Moving Forward

Stewards of God’s Creation

What command in Scripture were you obeying this morning when you went to work? When we get up in the morning to go to work, we are heading out in obedience to God’s command in Gen 1:28 to fill the earth, subdue the earth and to rule over it. In other words every job, every task, or every good endeavor, that you do today, you are doing in obedience to God’s command to govern and be responsible for His creation. Continue reading Stewards of God’s Creation

Be Strong and Courageous

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Josh 1:8) How do we find the strength and courage to face our daily work routines? Where do we find the courage to step out into a new career or a new position? God is sufficient to replace our anxieties, inadequacies, fears, and doubts with Continue reading Be Strong and Courageous

Thanksgiving

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is Continue reading Thanksgiving