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Bringing faith to work

November 16, 2010 Leave a comment

If you saw a man about to jump 100 feet to his death, would you stand by and let him jump or would you try to stop him?

I read somewhere yesterday that if we do not share to someone the things that they have done wrong then their blood would be on our hands yet if we shared to them and they did not listen then we would be blameless.

I could not have it upon me not to share about the love of God and be a bystander of seeing someone go to hell. Hell is real to me and the bible tells us that everyone who does not accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour will not be a part of Heaven. There are only two places to go to after death and that is Heaven or hell. Hell does not become me or anyone else.

How do I approach it at work? As always I would ask permission. If the person is willing to hear then I would share about God and His love. If not then I have done what was required of me and pray that someone might have been able to achieve what I could not. The boundary between professionalism and who we really are out of work is a fine line but I consider my pulpit my work place. Not everyone is called to be a pastor or a pulpit minister but everyone has an opportunity to minister in their workplace where ever that might be. Could you be sharing to someone whose days are soon numbered?

Can mothers of young children be in ministry?

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

I have looked high and low for a bible study that would give me absolution for not being actively involved in ministry.  Why?  I have two young children.  My son is almost six years old and my little girl is nearly one. Before my daughter was born, even with one child, I was heavily involved and active within my local church.  I would attend and teach bible studies, attend prayer meetings and go to seminars.  Having a second child has thrown me out of balance and the things that I loved to do in ministry before, I just can’t do now.  This led to feelings of guilt and subsequently looking to God for absolution.

Thankfully, last night during my devotion, I was comforted by the Lord who told me He knew my heart’s desire to do more for Him and the ministry.  Thankfully God knows our limitations and since He blesses us with young children to take charge of, apart from our daily communion with God, our second ministry is a life of serving our children.  I was shocked by a tweet yesterday where statistics show that 80% of “Christian” kids turn from God in their 20’s.  I’m praying that my own children will not be in that 80% so serving them in God’s love and teaching them about Him and His wonderful love is my priority.

I also took comfort from reading a blog “Mother of young children…..Do what you can” and that Jesus accepts us not because of what we do for Him but what He has done for us.

The Bible says, “He made us accepted in the Beloved [that is, Jesus]” (Ephesians 1:6). And nothing “shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39). Love God, and within the limitations He has sovereignly placed in your life at this time, do what you can.

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