“You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.”

– You can’t entertain yourself with things of the world and things of the devil and expect to live a godly life, either.

Christianity in the workplace.

  • The gospel assures me that God cares about everything I do and will listen to my prayers. He may not answer them the way I want, but if he doesn’t it is because he knows things I do not. My degree of success or failure is part of his good plan for me. God is my source of strength and perseverance. 
  • The gospel reminds us that God cares about the products we make, the companies we work for, and the customers we serve. He not only loves us, but also loves the world and wants us to serve it well. My work is a critical way in which God is caring for human beings and renewing his world. God gives us our vision and our hope.
  • The gospel is good news. In the words of pastor and counsellor Jack Miller, “Cheer up: You’re a worse sinner than you’ve ever dared imagine, and you’re more loved than you ever dared hope.” In other words, I will continually err and sin, and yet God will prevail in my life through his goodness and grace.
  • The gospel gives meaning to our work as leaders. We’re supposed to treat all people and their work with dignity. We’re to create an environment in which people can flourish and use their God-given gifts to contribute to society. We’re to embody grace, truth, hope, and love in the organizations we create.
  • We’re to express our relationship with God and his grace to us in the way we speak, work, and lead, not as perfect exemplars but as pointers to Christ. 

- Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Foreword to Every Good Endeavour by Tim Keller.

thoughts.

When I relive situations of my past in my mind, it’s like my heart is still fighting these villains I’ve created in my mind. But the truth is that if I’m fighting a memory of something someone did to me in the past, I will never have victory over them because memories cannot change and they cannot die. 

But if I feel compassion for that person who I’m angry with, the image of them in my head has to change because my perspective has changed. God doesn’t give me victory by conquering the troubles of my past, but by defeating my mind and it’s tendency to harbour anger and resentment by renewing it to think the way he does.

This is how I feel right now. Like a wave tossed around in the wind.Part of two worlds.

This is how I feel right now. Like a wave tossed around in the wind.Part of two worlds.