Christ Alive! | Christian Testimonies, Stories and Reflections

The kingdom of God is breaking out right in our midst, in our workplaces. You won’t hear about it on the evening network news. You won’t read about it in your local newspaper. But you will hear about it from members of Christians in Commerce. Here are just a few of the stories from the front lines of the workplace.

Christians in Commerce members share their workplace stories, reflections and testimonies of being Christ in the Workplace. Select a category to display abstracts from our ChristAlive Archives.

“As difficult as this was, in many ways it was a time of grace. It was a combination of knowing that I was doing exactly what God wanted and a clear sense of God’s presence.”
Looking at Jesus’ encounters in the Gospels, it’s clear that what is always most important is the human heart in front of him. He knew Zacchaeus’ heart and wanted to capture it. It was up to Zacchaeus to give it to him.
I learned to have a daily gratitude for my life and to show greater care for my family by not letting work get in the way. I learned to never judge the circumstances of another’s life.
God wishes that “rivers of living water” would pour out through us (John 7:38) to a flawed and fallen society. This requires us to grow as saints and apostles: saints to be a pure vessel for the water to flow through and effective apostles to make it accessible to those around us.
The talents given to us are meant for sharing as an expression of our love.
“In the twilight time before sleep and just before arising, we are the most vulnerable to the intensions of Satan. We need to ask Jesus and the Holy Spirit for protection while we sleep, and to protect our loved ones from the influences of demons of the night.”
While I will never experience the span of years of that giant sequoia, I too have experienced the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in good times and in bad. When I examine my “tree rings”, his presence is evident.
As I journey with Jesus, it's easy to rationalize that I am the “new and improved Jack” now and that the person I once was has vanished forever. I have to be careful not to hide behind that mask of denial and know that the dark side can be called up in me faster than it takes me to open an e-mail.
What's your story? Your story, your spiritual journey, is unique and powerful! Are you ready to tell it in 60 seconds or less when the time is right? Recently, our pastor challenged us to write and submit the story of our spiritual journey on the church website, using the three questions below.
“Affliction”, by Webster's definition, is "any cause of suffering." Wow! The word “suffering” opens us up to a very broad list of difficulties. Our first thought may be about physical pain or discomfort, but there are also emotional, psychological, and spiritual afflictions that surround us.

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