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To present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men and to develop Christian business and professional men to carry out the Great Commission.

Colossians 2.7 commands, let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

The secret to happiness in the Christian life is knowing Jesus better and serving Jesus more. This is the summary of Paul’s command to the church as he reminded them of Who Jesus is, God made visible, and what we are to do, spread the message of God’s reconciling the world to Himself through Jesus the Savior.

Like the athlete that trains and practices before the game, the Christian is to put roots down deep into knowing Jesus personally. This is done practically through repetitive study of His words recorded in the Bible, prayer for applying those words and meeting with other Christians for encouragement, understanding and accountability for applying those words.

God has given church leaders for developing our understanding and fellow believers for encouraging and applying their application. This is why we continue to meet together and continue to read and listen to the great teachers of our faith both past and present.

Information is only half the equation. Transformation is the goal with global reconciliation to God in Christ Jesus the Savior. As we serve God more by elevating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus before all people we build our most holy faith.

Our faith is build in its depth personally and its breadth collectively as we individually and corporately focus on living and sharing the life and teaching of Jesus with the world. The Christian life is not about personal accomplishment or accumulation which is why Jesus said we must deny ourselves and take up our cross daily and follow Him.

The Christian life is about knowing Jesus personally and sharing Him broadly until everyone everywhere has the same attitude toward Him and is living as He lived while living among us.

Every Christian is to make growing in Jesus their highest priority. Every Christian is to make expanding Jesus’ fans their most important activity.

When this is our Christian life we are the most happy and the most productive.

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A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International
October 17, 2016

Ways God Is At Work In You - At Work

by Robert J. Tamasy

Have you ever thought of your work as more than a job? Perhaps you are among the people that regard your work as an opportunity of ministry. But have you ever considered your work could be a place where God is at work in you? Keith Welton, a pastor who has spent time in the corporate world, has written Working for Glory: A Theology for Doing Work that Matters. Drawing from it he wrote an article, “Six Ways God’s at Work in You,” that appeared on desiringgod.org. I have borrowed his bullet points, adding my own thoughts. Basically, Welton suggests God is using the workplace to:

Focus your faith. There are few places where our faith can be exercised more vigorously than where we work. When we make plans and they fail, or when even good plans present unexpected challenges, we often find ourselves wondering, “What do I (we) do now?” At such times it helps to remember the promise of Proverbs 3:5-6, which tells us to, “Trust in the Lord will all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Focus your heart. Motivations are very important for approaching our work. Are we doing it solely for the income, to receive recognition, or some other self-oriented reason? Or is our desire to honor God through our work, as Colossians 3:23-24 urges us: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Focus your hands. We all need direction, a sense of purpose in our lives, and work can help in providing that. But Ecclesiastes 9:10 offers this sobering observation: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” So we are to do what we can, the best we can, while we can.

Focus your love. As Galatians 5:14 tells us, “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” And what better place is there to encounter our “neighbors” and demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to them – even those who seem unlovable?

Focus your mind. We have all discovered many of the practices and philosophies of today’s business and professional world run counter to the teachings of the Bible. So in our quest to succeed and advance at work, we also must strive to keep in mind God’s truth and apply biblical principles to responsibilities, challenges and opportunities we confront each day. “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).

Focus your witness. CBMC reminds us part of the role God has entrusted to us is to serve as “marketplace ambassadors,” representing Jesus Christ just as a nation’s ambassador would represent it in another country. Jesus commanded His followers, “…and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). For some of us, “Jerusalem” is the office where we work. Traveling for business, we may also venture to other cities – even other parts of the world. When we do, we should keep in mind that we do so as ambassadors of Christ.

© 2016. Robert J. Tamasy is vice president of communications for Leaders Legacy, Inc., a non-profit based in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. Bob has written Business At Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today’s Workplace; Tufting Legacies; and coauthored with David A. Stoddard, The Heart of Mentoring. His biweekly blog is: www.bobtamasy.blogspot.com.

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