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.

For 40 years, I charged into each day like a warrior. Unfortunately, I was going into battle without armor or instructions. In other words, I wasn’t spending time with God first. Looking back, I don’t know how I survived the crush of the world.
When he came to my cubicle the next day, I put my hand out and said, "I forgive you" before he had a chance to say anything.
“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.