BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 131, 138, 139, 143, 144, 145
TOPIC: CHRISTIAN IN THE WORK PLACE
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:13-16
Deuteronomy 8:18- “`”But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”“`
God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I DECREE THAT WHATEVER YOU LAY YOUR HAND UPON SHALL PROSPER, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
As Christians, we are called to be outstanding and exemplary in our conduct, relationship and performance. Jesus is unequalled, so should we. This is not just at home but also in the workplace or anywhere we engage in our day to day activities.
Who are you, brother? Who do people call you, sister? Are you that Christian you claim to be in word and in deed? We are the salt and the light of the world, according to our Fire Scripture for today. Do you really shine the light of Jesus in that market place? How much value do you contribute to people and issues? Are you a sweetener or too bitter to swallow? Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, it is valueless. How much of Christ do you project in your business?
The Bible tells of Lydia, a business woman who not only believed in Christ but opened her home to the ministers of God, a demonstration of love and hospitality.
Do you engage in greedy gains in your business transactions? Do you get involved in bribery, corruption and other kinds of falsification? Is your measuring cup adjusted? How much of the scale have you tampered with? (Proverbs 11:1; 20:10, 23).
Beloved, the devil is the Prince of this world and is in charge of the disobedient ones. But you are different. Honesty and integrity are the hallmarks of God’s children. Others may, but you cannot. It is God that gives wealth that prospers and endures. Any human attempt to manipulate will lead to eventual poverty and sin before God.
Anywhere a Christian finds himself he has to make a difference like the salt and light of the world. He or she should be able to make an impact for Christ within the environment. Jesus spent a significant portion of His life among the unbelievers, fulfilling His redemptive purpose among them.
The Bible is full of practical business ideas that have proven effective in the work place since the beginning of time. The bottom line for Christian business and economic activities is not just financial (1 Corinthians 3:13-15) but eternal gains. Your business strategy must include conscious efforts to invite others to follow you as you follow Jesus.
As a business man or woman, you must allow the presence of God to dwell in your business premises and activities by practising holiness and righteousness in all your dealings. You must be empowered and controlled by the Holy Spirit, using your economic power as a means of expanding the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1. O Lord, empower me to glorify You in my business, in the name of Jesus.
2. Power of God to shine as the light of God in the market place, fall upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
3. I refuse to compromise to the standard of the world, in the name of Jesus.
4. I loose myself from the bondage of profitless hard work, in the name of Jesus.
5. I reverse every evil design against my business/career, in the name of Jesus.
6. All evil handwriting against my life, be paralysed now, in the name of Jesus.
7. My Father, open the heaven of my business and finances, in the name of Jesus.
©2021 _*MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE* is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide)_