All posts tagged: work

God Controls Promotion and Success


A few week ago, my wife got a promotion at her work. She still had to apply and be interviewed for it, but I remember how exciting it was for all of us when she shared the news. We texted each other, shouted and celebrated later that evening with a cold bottle of Sparkling Cider. She had worked hard and truly deserved it. A few days after I reflected on this, I concluded that even though we ought to work hard and do our best at work, our promotion doesn’t necessarily come just by our personal and professional growth. There is another element we often overlook. Let me share with you an excerpt from Howard Dayton’s “Your Money Map” to better illustrate. He writes, As much as it may surprise you, your boss is not the one who controls whether you will be promoted. The bible says, “For promotion and power come from nowhere, but only from God.” The bible also reveals the reason for Joseph’s success: The Lord was with Joseph and he prospered… The Lord gave him …

20 Admonishments Millennials Need to Embrace


The Pew Research Center defines millennials as having personality. They are American teens and twenty-somethings who are making the passage into adulthood. And they have begun to forge their own identity. They are confident, connected, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and receptive to new ideas and ways of living. Generally, millennials are less religious than older Americans. Fewer young adults belong to any particular faith than older people do today. But for those millennials who are Christ’s followers, their religious affiliation is as strong today as among earlier generations. Unfortunately, many are beginning to see a spiritual drought creep in the camp of Christ following millennials. The culture of hooking-up and shacking up is on the rise. The culture of laziness and unemployment is on the rise. Drug abuse and alcoholism is on the rise. The life-style of fun-loving party junkies is an epidemic. Apathy is on the rise and droves of millennials who once followed Christ are leaving the church. Huston We Have a Problem! The spiritual vitality in many churches in America today is not strong enough to stop this bleeding. In many …

Worship is a life well lived and a job well done


Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! Psalm 104:23 pray with me today – Lord, let your favor rest upon us today. Establish the work of our hands today, no matter what we – from bishop to the butler, the president to the pastor, the doctor to the dog whisperer. Help us to fulfill your calling in whatever we do and may we do it all to your glory. Amen! Well, as you can tell, today is Monday and I promise that you can have a more fulfilling day if only you begin to see or view your job as significant and meaningful no matter what you do. First and foremost, there is no job out there that is inherently more holy than other jobs. Prophets, priests and pastors are not the only professions listed in the Bible… Last time I checked, #Butler made the list. — Walter Bright (@WaltBright) September 16, 2013 In fact, …