ChristAlive! Archives: Impacting Workplace Culture
“Joy” is one of those words, like “grace”, that I identify with Jesus. Somehow joy and praise go together like peanut butter and jelly. In his book Hope for Each Day, the Reverend Billy Graham defines “joy” in terms of "serving the Lord" and realizing great contentment in our personal relationship with him.
As Paul says, we are now able to do more because of the power that works in us, by being a light to others in our daily living. The workplace is where we change the culture by our very presence
God asked Solomon what he would choose if he could have anything in the world. Solomon asked for knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Because Solomon did not ask for wealth or material things, God granted him all three. Solomon went on to become a wealthy man.
The experience caused me to wonder about the potential impact of this behavior. How does faith bashing help demonstrate the life and teachings of our Lord and Savior? We should always strive for our behavior and words to tell the story of Christ's love and leave the judging to him.
Often when we think about having an impact on this world, we think about grand schemes. There is nothing wrong with wanting to do great things for God if our motives are pure. However, not everyone is in a position to “go big”.
How am I at listening? When someone is speaking, do I treat them like they are the only person in the room, or do I allow my thoughts to wander?
John the Baptist humbly describes himself in the above scripture as Jesus’ best man. He not only joyfully announces Jesus’ coming, he also shares a personal testimony about becoming less while Jesus becomes greater. If we preach or serve Jesus in a way that makes us greater and him less, we have taken the bride away from the bridegroom.
My business is based on commission. If I do not find new clients to help I do not get paid. So naturally, I spend considerable time asking God to bless my business...