You belong to God! God has created you for a special purpose for this time! You don’t have to claim to be someone you’re not. Rejoice at the position and abilities God has gifted you with. They are an honor bestowed on you from heaven. Be careful not to treat them with dishonor, unworthily or ungratefully. Be careful not to fall into the snare of being jealous of the promotion or recognition of others. Your identity comes from knowing that Continue reading Decreasing Joyfully
Temptations can ensnare you or paralyze you. Capitulating to temptation impacts your life and the life of your coworkers, family and friends. Consistently succumbing to a particular temptation can over time ruin your career or life. You can think that you can outsmart temptations, and then suddenly and, embarrassingly you find yourself fallen flat on your face in sin. When temptations trip you up, remember that God is a God of forgiveness, a God of grace, and that the blood Continue reading Temptation
Last week I was discussing with a colleague some work that needed to be done. As I described the work, their answer was “that’s easy.” I shook my head in disbelief, because for me it seemed like a daunting task. Later, I sat down and in two hours drafted a two-page business proposal. “How did you do that so quickly?” somebody asked me. My reply was “Oh, that was easy!” We can say “that’s easy” to a task, when the Continue reading That’s Easy
Before you enter your workplace, before you commence a new project, when you are in the middle of a project or as you are wrapping up a project remember your commitment to God. Don’t lose sight of the precious treasure you possess as God’s cherished child. God initiated His relationship with you. God gave you the faith to accept Him as your Savior and Father. God says to you “Don’t be afraid; I will help you” (Isa 41:13). God gives Continue reading Unwavering Commitment
In Genesis 14 we’re told the story of how Lot was taken captive after Sodom, the city where he lived, was defeated in battle. The city of Sodom had a bad reputation because of the lifestyle of its citizens. Living close by, his uncle Abraham could have chosen to identify with the lifestyle of the people of Sodom, but he chose instead to honor God with his life. When Abraham heard what happened, Abraham could have chosen not to get Continue reading Embracing Opportunities
God is mysteriously, graciously, lovingly concerned about every aspect of your life. In God’s eyes you are not too small, too insignificant, or too sinful. You are precious and important to God. You are worthy of God’s attention and care. Why do you complain? Why do you say “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God?” (Isa 40:27-28) Who can accurately comprehend any aspect of God or tell him what to do? Was there Continue reading Hope in the Lord
The angels announced to the shepherds on Christmas Eve, that in the town of David a Savior has been born who is Christ the Lord. The angels’ Hallelujah announcement to the shepherds is good news of great joy which should change every aspect of our lives, so that we can never be the same. This announcement should transform our lives, our past, our present and our future from humbug to Hallelujah. The hallelujah life is a life that is lived Continue reading Hallelujah Life – Part 1
Would you rather experience a miracle or live with the status quo? What if the miracle came with the cost of ridicule or rejection? His day began as every other day. His parents led him to the temple gates where he sat down to beg. It was a beautiful day. He could feel the sun shining on his face. He could hear the voices of people talking as they walked past him. Having never been able to see, he would Continue reading Miracles
God dwells with you full of grace and truth. God’s Kingdom is as close to you as the very air you breathe. God invites you to experience today the divine life that he uniquely created you for. God is continuously in action, alive and dynamic penetrating all existence, surprising us under microscopes or browsing the internet, in the exploration of space or in the quiet, honest conversation with friends. God continues to reveal his grace with compassion, forgiveness and unfailing Continue reading God dwells with you!
Wherever we work, at times challenging situations will arise that don’t have simple answers. What do you do when something or someone in your workplace bothers you? What do you do when you find yourself working with people who are lazy, corrupt or dishonest, who don’t follow policy, are gossips, twist the truth, back-stab, are incompetent, rule with fear, make false accusations, manipulate or are bullies? But first – what about you? None of us live a perfectly virtuous life. Continue reading God will Answer!