Challenging words. When we work for God, everything changes. Our attitude, our manner, and the way our co-workers see us.
When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father. (NLT) ( John 15:8 )
The majority of our days can be spent working and laboring trying to produce fruitfulness. Is your profession one that goest against your faith? Does it continuously put you in a position that forces you to choose against what you believe is right? This is a difficult situation. Perhaps it’s time to make a change and take a stand, have a difficult conversation, or possibly change jobs. God will honor you and provide exactly what you need when you need it. He will be faithful to those who honor Him. Who knows what kind of impact you will have on policies, fellow co-workers, or your position. Download this app to get your daily devotions: http://jctrois.com http://www.jctrois.com/dailybibledevotion/devotion.html?devo=cuDicbUd72
I read this yesterday. Great word as we head into work week. What are our motives? Who are we trying to glorify? Him or ourselves?
He [Jesus] must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less. (NLT) ( John 3:30 )
It’s so natural for us to focus on our accomplishments and want to bolster our image. The problem with this thinking is it’s selfish. When we focus on humbling ourselves, we step aside and let Christ shine. How can we become less important? A few steps can make a difference such as seeking others’ opinions or not being afraid to make mistakes. In addition, allowing Jesus to become a greater influence in our lives increases His importance to us. Open yourself up to increasing God and decreasing yourself. Download this app to get your daily devotions: http://jctrois.com http://www.jctrois.com/dailybibledevotion/devotion.html?devo=04oZUxNr77
I read this passage from Mark yesterday and a great devotional that came with it.
In relation to the workplace, has God got us right where he wants us? Even when we are looking to move on?
And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. (NLT) ( Mark 12:30 )
Is your heart wholeheartedly serving God where He has placed you? Has your heart moved on and God won’t let you go? The danger of this happening is the fruits of your labor becomes much less fruitful. However, it is entirely possible to once again bear bountiful fruit. Even though it may be difficult to do, bring all of your heart back to where you have been placed until God moves you elsewhere. Bring back your heart. Download this app to get your daily devotions: http://jctrois.com http://www.jctrois.com/dailybibledevotion/devotion.html?devo=ZkpBhVzBpI