Below is a very encouraging article that was featured in TODAY two weeks ago:
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His (South Korea’s President-elect Lee Myung Bak) bold proclaimation reaffirms the relevance of Christianity in operating in our global marketplace!
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
I say that our jobs are not provided merely to earn a living.
Our God-given vocations are meant to be an extension of Jesus and His Church in the marketplace to reach out- influence and win people over with His love and truth- in a lost, cold and dark world!
2 thoughts on “Jesus Christ In The Marketplace”
You Cannot Resist My Spirit
You cannot resist My Spirit and still walk in unity with Me. There can be no striving between us. To the degree that you strive, it is also the degree that you have become separated from Me. What you hold onto, will eventually draw you away from Me. You cannot keep anything unto yourself and continue to see clearly and to hear My Voice, as it will eventually entice you to empower yourself above My Will. The human self-life will desire to live above and apart from My Life and to be in control and to walk in it’s own lusts.
You must surrender your entire will and your path to Me daily, in order for My Spirit to be joined to you and for you to be in the true place of agreement that you desire. You must cease from your own labors and return to My Yoke which is the true place of rest, and then you will walk with Me in My Strength and not in yours. There can be no dependence upon your plans and upon your own thoughts. What I have intended for you to become, cannot be found within your wisdom nor within your own abilities to achieve. What you will become is found only in Me, for you are to become as I am.
When you continually resist My Spirit, the Grace to change is then abandoned and left for your own works instead which causes you to stumble in your heart and then you fall further into chaos in your emotions. To the degree that you don’t keep your word is also the degree that deception is in your heart. When you tell Me that you give yourself to Me, and then you withdraw yourself from Me to go your own way, then you are really only deceiving yourself and not Me. I see the truth within you. I know that truly you do not want to die to your life to fully embrace Mine.
But this must change, for you cannot resist Me one day and then embrace Me the next. It cannot be both, for only one decision must rule your heart. Either I will live, and guide you, and be your head, or you will guide yourself and be your own head. I am bringing you into a position of true oneness with Me, but you must choose to fully give yourself to Me and to walk with Me for the whole Journey. I want all of you. I want you to know My Peace, My Rest, My Joy, and My Life. But it comes when and as you allow My Spirit to flow throughout your entire being, and to change you, My way.
The things I do want you to resist are the temptations that you allow to distract you and to draw you away from Me. I want you to resist the tendency that you have of making decisions without inquiring of Me. I want you to resist the thoughts that you allow to torment you and to belittle you into thinking that I cannot bring you through this season. I want you to resist the enemy and give him no place, or time of day. You cannot think upon Me and listen to him at the same time. I want you to spend more time with Me, and less time thinking upon your problems. I want you to reach out to others and take your eyes off of yourself. I want you to walk with Me and to know that I am able to utterly save, heal, and deliver you from all that oppresses you. I want you to trust Me.
Take My Hand. Let us agree together, and come and see what I have prepared for you just ahead.
Can you tell your corporate clients & colleagues about JESUS,His love & His truth?
And they went out, and preached that men should repent. Mark6.12