Faith based on Power.

“And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:4-5)

Have you seen the power of God? Have you seen Him move in a miraculous way? In our modern world, He is no less willing to move on our behalf and to demonstrate His power in support of His gospel. Will we dare to believe?

He can demonstrate this in your business, or in your workplace. When we invite Him into our organisation and ask big, we have the opportunity to see Him move in mighty ways. When we ask and see Him answer, our faith grows, and we will ask more and for more. He is not reluctant to answer our prayers at work. Why are we so reticent in asking?

When we operate in faith and have an expectant heart we will see Him move in extraordinary ways.

Quick Prayer. “I need to see your power Lord.” Amen

One Hundredfold

“Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him.” (Gen 26:12)

How do you know that the Lord has blessed you? How about receiving a hundredfold return on your capital or labor? I think that would be a good sign that God’s hand is on us at work. That is a one million–dollar return on a ten thousand–dollar investment.

If God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, He is more than able to bless you in this way. Is it presumptuous to ask Him to bless us in this way? Do we believe He is willing and able to bless us?

God wants to bless us as we move in faith and expectation to receive what He has planned for us. When we do this, our lives will bear the mark of God’s blessing.

Quick Prayer: Can I dare to ask for a hundredfold blessing? Is this Your will for me? Amen.

What Will Happen Tomorrow?

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” (Jam 4:14)

Worry is an insidious emotion. It can get a grip of us and cause us not to sleep and to be concerned for things that may be far into the future. Often they are circumstances that have not occurred and never will.

We have so little control over our lives as it is that self-determination is quite an illusion. When you look from an eternal perspective, we are as the Word says—merely a vapor, here today and gone tomorrow. So what should our reaction be to this truth? Why not enjoy today, this moment, while it lasts and learn to enjoy the journey as much as the destination?

Quick Prayer: Thank You for today. Amen.

Work Works

“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” (Jam 2:17)

Our faith is important to us. It defines who we are and what we believe. Yet if it is not translated into actions, it is worthless, or as James, with his usual subtlety, puts it, dead.

This is as true at work as it is in church or in helping those who are less fortunate than ourselves. It is not only about giving; it is about being or even more correctly, about doing. There is no escaping this fundamental truth: our faith has to compel us into action if it is real. Without works, our faith is not real. A question for us all to consider is this: what do I do at work that demonstrates my faith?

Quick Prayer: I commit to working hard, Lord. Amen.