Thursday, April 21, 2016
Do Business For God
LUKE 19:13,15 ESV 13 Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, 'Engage in business until I come.' 15 When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business.
Your working life is supposed to be for more than just meeting your needs. Your work is an avenue God can use to bless people in many ways. You should use all that you have been given: your influence, your contacts, your profits, to bless people and turn them toward God.
Many people won't listen to a pastor or TV preacher, but they will listen to someone they know and contact in daily life.
You don't have to be a pastor or a priest to walk with God and be used by Him. Think of Abraham, David, Moses, and Daniel. Not one of them was a preacher or a priest. Instead, they were all involved in agriculture or government, what we consider as secular jobs. Yet they are among the most famous and admired of Bible characters.
Also we should keep in mind that Jesus of Nazareth spent most of His years on earth as a carpenter -- a businessman -- not a preacher.
COLOSSIANS 3:23 NLT 23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
You can see God move just as much in the work place as at a church meeting. God is interested in blessing people right where they are.
Where you work and spend your time is your "world." God does not expect or ask most people to win some other country for Him. God expects you to be a witness right where you are. Be a witness of God's blessing and goodness and love. You don't have to force your beliefs on people, but let your associates and customers and suppliers and co-workers see God's blessing in your life, and as you have opportunity let them know it is because of God's grace and goodness -- which is also available for them.
SAY THIS: I will bloom where I am planted and faithfully use what God has given me for His glory and the growth of His kingdom.
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