Glory, Glory, Lord
We give You, Glory Lord!
Glory, Glory, Lord
You are a Mighty God.
Dear Father in heaven, we thank You for Your Mighty hand in the life of Your children. We cannot thank You enough for all that You did and are still doing for us. We bless You, we magnify You, we worship Father! Hallowed be thy Name! Forever, forever, Amen!
Beloved, how committed are you to the work God has committed into your hands? Are you faithfully obeying and following His precept or are you devising means and ways to do it and believe that God will understand.
When you are faithful in your bits, the Lord is committed to not to make your feet to be moved. The devils and its agents will not succeed over you, family, career and ministry. He will not suffer your feet to be moved, He will guide you and protect you. Am excited, I don’t know about you? You will surly work without stumbling. Come along let’s discover more…read further
“He will not suffer thy foot to be moved.” Ps. 121:3
If the Lord will not suffer it, neither men nor devils can do it. How greatly would they rejoice if they could give us a disgraceful fall, drive us from our position, and bury us out of memory! They could do this to their heart’s content were it not for one hindrance, and Only one: the Lord will not suffer it; and if He does not suffer it, we shall not suffer it.
The way of life is like traveling among the Alps. Along mountain paths one is constantly exposed to the slipping of the foot. Where the way is high the head is apt to swim, and then the feet soon slide: there are spots which are smooth as glass, and others that are rough with loose stones, and in either of these a fall is hard to avoid.
He who throughout life is enabled to keep himself upright and to walk without stumbling has the best of reasons for gratitude. What with pitfalls and snares, weak knees, weary feet, and subtle enemies, no child of God would stand fast for an hour were it not for the faithful love which will not suffer his foot to be moved. “Amidst a thousand snares I stand Upheld and guarded by thy hand; That hand unseen shall hold me still, And lead me to thy holy hill.”
The Lord had promised to prevent you from slipping. If I may ask you how do you see yourself in this walk of life? Are you a stepping stone or a stumbling block? How do people, your colleague view you? Not sure of what answer to give, okay come along, lets us examine it together:
Are You A Stepping Stone Or Stumbling Block?
I remember a conversation I had with a business man who had resisted coming to Christ for many years. His reason? The innumerable professionals with whom he had done business who were also leaders in their churches. The inconsistency between their faith, so-called, and their practices in business triggered serious questions in his mind as to the authenticity of anything Christian.
One of the greatest challenges we face in our walk with Christ is how to make our profession of faith and practice in business one and the same. The operative word is “blameless“.
“Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman.“ (Psalm 15:1-3)
“Blameless“ means conducting our business in such a manner that no one can point the finger at us and utter the word “hypocrite!”
“Make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother‘s way.“ (Romans 15:13)
To help you determine just how blameless you are in your business practices, consider the following questions:
- · Is it wrong to create a “need” in order to market a product? (Job 31:5)
- · When there is a clash between Biblical principles and expediency, which one usually wins? Why?
- · Is the nature of your product in harmony with Biblical values?
- · How do you view your employees? As expendable, once their usefulness wanes? Or as people whom you desire to assist in reaching their highest potential? (Job 31:13)
- · Are the brand properties you attribute to your product honestly represented? (Deuteronomy 16:19; Proverbs 16:11)
- · Is the message you are communicating in your advertising and promotion consistent with Scriptural principles?
- · Do you view the competition as a necessary evil? (2 Corinthians 5:16)
- · As the enemy whom you must crush? (Job 31:29, 40; Zechariah 7:9; Luke 6:31)
- · Or as people for whom Christ died; people to whom you are His Ambassador? (2 Corinthians 5:18-21)
- · Is it possible to love and serve people with whom you are in competition? Do such truths as “Love your neighbor as yourself “ and “Let all that you do be done in love“ find application in your business environment? (Matthew 22:39; 1 Corinthians 16:14)
- · When you are in doubt about a marketing strategy or a business decision, do you stop and ask, “What would Jesus do?” Or do you just plow ahead, business as usual? (John 13:16; Ephesians 5:2)
QUESTION: How do your lost associates view you? A stepping stone? A stumbling block? A good way to end the week am sure, take out time to mediate on this message, than take stocks. Allow it to bear fruit that last in you and your ministry or career. (Adapted FOTM)
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu