Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- June 28, 2012
“Paul went to see them [Pricilla and Aquila], and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.” Acts 18:2b-4
“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” 2 Corinthians 3:2-3
Is your real mission just to make money or is it to transform lives? Is going the second mile service to the customer the creed of your culture or are they seen merely as a means to a financial end? An enterprise that glorifies God with outstanding service and superior products will produce fruit that remains. Become better and you will become bigger for the right reasons. Your work done well is a testament to God’s grace, faithfulness and favor.
Furthermore, a leader who submits to the Lord does not lord it over other team members. There is a gratitude that governs a humble leader’s heart so that they lead and manage out of appreciation and accountability, not as an intimidating, autocratic ruler. Even if a supervisor or employee does not believe in Jesus they can still behave like Jesus. When we create a culture friendly to faith, we grow a team of people who have faith in each other.
Therefore, be intentional to integrate Scriptural principles into your life and work. Use your business or ministry to make life better for people and people better for life. Be bold to tastefully and professionally pray for people. 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 and He will determine your steps for success.
“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I dedicate Your company to You, for Your purposes.
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