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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

A transformed life is a bold witness. The blind man healed by Jesus was pressured by the Pharisees to describe his experience and discount the credibility of Jesus. But actions speak louder than words. The man boldly stated, “Whether he is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I […]

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Free to Take Risks

“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”  John 8:36 The beauty of the Gospel is that it leads to true freedom.  Freedom from what? Free for what purpose? Prior to becoming part of God’s family, we are bound or enslaved in sin and selfishness. We make decisions based on what we […]

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4 Reasons to Ask for God’s Blessing

Is it appropriate to ask for God’s blessing?  Yes, if done with pure motives. But that’s tough to do.  As James wrote, “You do not receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your own pleasures.” (James 4:3)  We are to pray for God’s blessings and favor, not for […]

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God With Us

You are a minister of God! If you have responded to the grace of God and committed to follow Jesus, you are called to be His minister. Furthermore, you have been strategically positioned to represent Him to particular individuals. Are you making your life count for Christ where God has called you to serve? John Piper, […]

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Bring Creativity to Your Work

You and I are naturally creative because we are created “in the image of God.”  (Gen. 1:26)  Our Heavenly Father is the original Master Craftsman, and as His children, we carry within us the natural ability and desire for creativity.  Howard Hendricks in Color Outside the Lines, boldly states, “a noncreative Christian is really an […]

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What Really Matters?

A good question to ask yourself is, “As I live, work and play today, what really matters?”  Whatever you value, will capture your attention and drive your actions. We must renew our minds everyday in order to stay aligned with God’s desires.  If we aren’t alert and watchful, we will be deceived into a wrong pattern […]

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The Victory

As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.   And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?”  Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in […]

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Show Love and Shine Light

The men and women with whom we work who do not truly know the Lord are headed toward an eternity apart from God.   That ought to melt our hearts and cause us much concern.  And I’m sure it does.  So what can we do?   Here is the way Jesus answered that question: “Let your light […]

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Sacred vs. Secular

We are “in but not of the world.”  Though we live in a secular world, we need to recognize that God’s presence in us transforms every situation into a sacred moment.  Once we become a follower of Christ, everything is sacred.  Henry Blackaby once said, “God is always present where we are, and thus there […]

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Leveraging Relationships

The beauty of serving Christ in the marketplace is the web of relationships that naturally forms.    Stewarding those relationships is the key to eternal impact.  Serving others in the name and power of God is the most rewarding aspect of work.  The value of being a minister in the marketplace is that you are disguised […]

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