ChristAlive! Archives: Workplace Integrity
What would it feel like if we took our spiritual fitness as seriously as athletes take their physical fitness? During a past vacation, I let my prayer life lapse. I felt positive social connections and constructive activities would keep my mental attitude stable. So, the days passed by without prayer. By the time I returned home, my spiritual muscles were flabby, not up to the challenges of everyday life.
Am I living the life of Christ by who I am, what I do, and how I do it, no matter where I am?
Do I find myself caught up with being right rather than being Christ?
“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.
Where have I overcome the world through faith in Christ? Are there areas in my life where I have let the world overcome me?
Is the Lord trying to point me in a new direction I haven’t considered?
For many people, doing “good” is simply being good at what you do for a living. For others, “doing well” is important and motivates them to be successful in their chosen fields. I have come to the conclusion that God calls us to “do good” in whatever circumstance we place or find ourselves. If “doing good”, both professionally and spiritually, results in your also “doing well”, all the better.
It's almost as though, in our willingness to be used by God to love others, he dumps truckloads of love back on us! There's no way to out-give God.