Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 11, 2014
Paul went to see them [Pricilla and Aquila], and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. Acts 18:2b-3
Business is an excuse to be an excellent example of a Jesus follower. It is a professional platform to perform good deeds and exhibit integrity in business interactions. The sacred and secular are partners in business—a kingdom mission models actions that speak louder than words. When work exceeds the industry standard, people begin to ask “Why?” Indeed, a company that acknowledges Christ as the owner is positioned for God’s favor. Do the values of our company mirror the heart of Jesus? Are honesty, humility, and hard work embraced as everyday virtues to live out? Are team members quick to serve, find solutions, and give positive feedback?
If our work culture reflects the character of Christ, we will attract team members with the character, competency, and chemistry to grow His company. Great people are not motivated by money alone, but by a mission much greater than themselves. Greatness comes to a company with a greater purpose. Therefore, give time off for team members to invest in their marriages and travel on mission trips. Grow leaders who will pour into their teams. Dedicate your company to Christ. He will determine your steps for success.
“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps” (Proverbs 16:9).
Related Readings: Exodus 32:16; Jeremiah 31:33; 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:8
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