Tuesday, December 1

Tag: work

Personal Life, Work Life

Servology

In all the work you are doing, work the best you can (or with all your heart). Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people. Remember that you will receive your reward from the Lord, which he promised to his people. You are serving the Lord Christ.  Colossians 3:23,24  Abraham, a wealthy man, with many servants goes out of his way, personally to run to and serve 3 strangers passing by.  He shows due respect, he goes above and beyond what was expected, he is the servant of servants.   But WHY?  Why would he do this? Why would we do this? Why do we do this?  WHY SERVE?  I have called the philosophy of serving, SERVOLOGY - why not?! 1.  SERVOLOGY knows who it serves Abraham hears God, leaves his home land and begins a journey to a new and unknown place.  God's great myst
Commentary

Inclusive Perspective

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord.  God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 There is a danger in life that we make certain jobs, gifts or services look exclusive, like they are better than others, or certain people must not do them, or we get defensive of others coming on 'our patch'. Paul would have been addressing similar tensions here in Corinth. He is saying we all have been given spiritual gifts, lets not be 'precious' about that, they have little to do with us, they are a gift of the Holy Spirit.  So whether I prophesy, have a word of wisdom, or speak in tongues it is a product of the workin
Work Life

10 Tips for the ambitious

Try this if you have any desire to be highly successful in your career or in your business. These characteristics apply whether employed or a business owner … 1. Entrepreneurs look beyond how things are to how they might be different 2. Entrepreneurs have powerful idiosyncratic visions (unique in characteristic) 3. Entrepreneurs make things happen – people of action not just visionaries 4. Entrepreneurs possess the trait of determination. ‘No’ is not an answer! 5. Entrepreneurs are ambitious – not to make money, but to change things 6. Entrepreneurs are charismatic – inspire and enlist extraordinary support 7. Entrepreneurs are positive – their optimism needs to be delightfully irrational 8. Entrepreneurs are often in a great hurry – they want things done yesterday! 9. Entre
Work Life

Work Life : Case study Apostle Paul part 2

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2 There is no doubt that God is wanting you to do well in life, including in our work.  Continuing on from yesterday's blog here are the final 2 things I want us to consider from the life of Paul that will help us maximise our work experience and financial capability. 4.    Help others to succeed You know that these hands of mine have worked to supply my own needs and even the needs of those who were with me. Acts 20:34 Paul paid for a team to travel with him.  This was a team of 7 men (possibly families) for a few months!  He enabled their futures to unfold.  He opened doors of experience and opportunity. In building your career build others too : Your boss, your colleagu
Work Life

Work Life : Case Study Apostle Paul part 1

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2 There is no doubt that God is wanting you to do well in life.  One major area of our lives is our work.  Prosper here and it effects many things - our work relationships, our family, community and finances.  There are 5 things I want us to consider from the life of Paul that will help us maximise our work experience and financial capability. The Apostle Paul : A CASE STUDY (part 1) Paul was zealous in everything he did. Highly educated as a Pharisee and ambitious for his cause. He later directed this motivation toward serving Christ and the Church.  He took advice as needed to fulfill this cause.  However, he also worked on developing another skill (tent making) to supplemen