Keep Listening

God’s thoughts toward you and the words God wants to speak to you are infinite. There is always more that God has to say to you … keep listening! God speaks in the depth of doubts. God speaks in the height of fears. God speaks in the midst of pain. God speaks in the sweetness of joyful moments. When you find yourself in a slimy pit, don’t try to numb the pain with dysfunctional relationships, food, alcohol, shopping, technology, pornography Continue reading Keep Listening

Prayer for the workday

This prayer is taken from my devotional book 31 Days With God At Work available at Amazon or Chapters. Father in Heaven; Thank you that I can rest in your holy presence through the shed blood of your Son. May my life and work honor your holy name. Help me to keep my eyes focused on you and your kingdom as I go about my work. May my work, my attitudes, and my speech be pleasing in your sight and be in accordance with your Continue reading Prayer for the workday

Taste and See

David had returned triumphantly from battle with the Philistines, only to be run out of Jerusalem by a maniacal Saul who wanted to kill him. Leaving behind his wife and Jonathan his best friend, David fled to the King of Gath hoping to find a safe place to stay. Not wanted there and fearing for his life David feigned insanity so that he could escape to the cave of Adullam. Fearful for his life, utterly alone and hiding in a Continue reading Taste and See

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

The Voice of the Lord

Do you hear the voice of God who sits enthroned in the heavens above the cacophony of sounds clamoring for your attention in our modern, hyper-connected world? The voice of the Lord can be heard over the waters. At the dawn of creation the powerful voice of the Lord was heard over the waters. God spoke and the world took shape as we know it today. The Israelites heard the voice of the Lord as they stood beside the waters Continue reading The Voice of the Lord

The Lord Watches Over You

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord, high and exalted, seated on his throne watches over you – The Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the I AM who I AM Continue reading The Lord Watches Over You

Rejoice

Come, rejoice today! Allow the joy of the Lord to well up in your soul and overflow into your work. Joy is a supernatural fruit of the Spirit. Joy transcends your circumstances. Joy transcends the work you have to finish. Joy transcends the happiness or conflicts you may be experiencing at work. Joy rises above your circumstances, annoyances, disagreements, and frustrations because God who began a good work in you will be faithful to carry it on to completion until Continue reading Rejoice

Why I Care About Theology – Part 3

Over the last two weeks I have shared with you how the story of creation and a Biblical perspective on boundaries sets me free to enjoy my work. This week I want to look at how theology gives me perspective when things go wrong. Designing a new system never goes as quickly as I want it to go or as smoothly as I want it to go. As people test the system they discover things that are missing, or have Continue reading Why I Care About Theology – Part 3

Why I Care About Theology – Part 2

Last week I shared with you how the story of creation sets me free to enjoy what I am doing without worrying about what other people think or say, for the story of creation tells me I live my life to please my Creator. This week I want to share with you how theology provides a perspective on the boundaries and constraints on my life. Theology teaches me that there are boundaries within which I am supposed to live my Continue reading Why I Care About Theology – Part 2

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