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.

Do I allow myself to lose focus on God himself, instead becoming overly concerned with following “the letter of the law”? Do I cause others to fall into this way of thinking?
In 2009, our family traveled to Lee’s Summit, Missouri to celebrate the 100th birthday of my wife’s mother, Mary Louise... Although her life in recent years was confined to an assisted living home where she and about 40 other residents resided, she had not forgotten the words of Jesus in the Great Commission in terms of reaching out to people and inviting them to church.
Our society has a hard time with the notion of forgiveness. It is sometimes treated as a commodity that can be tossed off without pain, effort or meaning. It disappears within the "Love means never having to say you're sorry" syndrome, in which nothing needs to be forgiven.
A few years ago, my dear father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer. My first thought was to pray over him. My in-laws are devout Christians but I thought they might be uncomfortable with my praying over him, so I didn’t ask.
How easy it is to tell the stories of God’s power and healing in our lives when prayers have been answered! How difficult it is to tell of our failures to live the Christian life.
Makes sense, doesn’t it? We have a game plan for our business in order to succeed. Shouldn’t we have a game plan for our spiritual life? I really enjoy the peace of God, and I don’t want to lose it!
As we sat listening to her, my heart softened and I was no longer bent on rushing the meal to get home. I sensed God's anointing and then the nudge from him to pray with her. I asked, "Are you a woman of faith?"
After one class, a woman told us that her teenage son was taking drugs and asked for our ideas on dealing with this challenge. We listened with empathy and prayed with her, and I e-mailed her a prayer for protection and healing that she could pray for her son each day...
Are you thankful to God even when you are not prospering?
All of us go through challenges in our lives. There is much to be gained if we take advantage of them.