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How do we cut ice for the Lord at work?Work is the place where we probably meet the most non-Christians. The very place where the Lord would like us to represent him on the spiritual frontier of our culture.Check out Proverbs 29:18...King James Version:Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.Contemporary English Version:Without guidance from God
law and order disappear,
but God blesses everyone
who obeys his Law.New Living Translation:When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is happy.As we read the papers daily we see graphic evidence of a society casting off restraint... but there is no happiness resulting! On the other hand, we know that the more we are in touch with God - the more his peace and happiness are increasingly becoming pervasive in our lives. With God we are moving from disorder towards order and into His peace (Romans 8:19-21).The working of this process in our lives is the Billboard of Christ. As long as our Christian consistency and professional capacity are stacking up with our colleagues ~ we are living letters from God to the world (2 Cor 3:3).So next time someone asks you: "what did you do on the weekend?" ~ take the opportunity to put two and two together for them, with a joyful comment like... "Had a great time with my friends at Church" etc. Then they have a chance to make the connection between what they see and the source.What is the easiest way to spark up a meaningful conversation?... be really interested in the other person. Ask them what they did on the weekend, and they will probably ask you the same question.What is the easiest way to spark up a conversation with a person of another faith? Be really interested in them, eg: "tell me about your faith as I don't know much about xxxxism". Probably they wont know much about their own faith either - and may well respond, "well, tell me about your faith".
What exciting possibilities to explore!
Airlines and Aviation
For safety in the skies.
For God to raise up thousands of Christian crew flying the world's airlines to function in their spiritual ministries and gifts while they are away from home on the job.
For a Christian channel to be included in multi channel on board entertainment systems.
For drug runners to be caught by customs.
For terrorists and hijackers to be intercepted by police and security staff before bad events can occur.
My name is Richard Bazlinton, I am student worker for the Christian Union at Bournemouth University, England. I would really appreciate your prayers...
for protection and boldness of the Christians to share the gospel with their friends and others.
for a softening of hearts of people on campus.
for the working out and smooth running of the mission in all the finer details.
Thank you very much - I will let you know how it goes!
In Christ, Richard
One reason we struggle with time alone with God is our apprehension over facing ourselves. The confrontation with our inner life may simply be to painful to face. Thus, we shield ourselves from solitude by an endless array of T. V., people, phone calls, books and scheduled time pressures.
As a result, our lives have become absurd, (which in Latin means "deaf"), incapable of hearing the voice of God. Knowing God requires the spiritual discipline to shut out the world for regular times of solace in order to listen to His voice.
When we do learn to listen, we become obedient, (which in Latin means "listening"). Thus, when we begin to discipline our lives, we start to move from a life of absurdity - spiritual deafness - to a life of listening - a life of obedience.*
"It will cost something to walk slow in the parade of the ages while excited men of time rush about confusing motion with progress. But it will pay in the long run and the true Christian is not much interested in anything short of that." A. W. Tozer
We cannot know God without disciplining ourselves to make room for inner solitude. This was Jesus pattern with His Father, and it must also become ours. At the heart of prayer is obediently listening to God through His word and the inner prompting of the Spirit.
We need to begin by setting a daily time and place for God; writing it in our calendar as a daily appointment. Preferably in the morning. (Lets face it: By evening, most of us are brain dead!) Start with 5 or 10 minutes. Choose a small portion of Scripture, say 3 - 5 verses. Read slowly, pondering, and jotting down observations; co-mingling meditation and prayer as we talk over our insights with God.
Over the days, weeks, and months, the appetite for this quiet connection with God will grow to the point where we do not want to live without it. No longer will we feel we are wasting our time. When this happens, the inner chaos, noise, anger and frustration will begin to give way to inner peace and tranquillity.
Credit: Dwight Hill
This may help?
Each day I like to say the Lord's prayer, and when coming to the line: "Forgive us our sins as we forgive them who sin against us", I ask the Holy Spirit: "Please bring to my remembrance anyone I need to forgive. Some amazing results occur!
I also like the prayer guide: A C T O Y
(One prayer for each finger of your hand)
COULD YOU USE A SPIRITUAL LIFT ABOUT NOW?
THEN CONSIDER THIS PRAYER:
O Holy Spirit of God, visit now this soul of mine, and tarry within it until eventide
"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength..." (Isaiah 40:31)
Inspire all my thoughts
"We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:5b)
Pervade all my imaginations
"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." (Philippians 4:8b)
Suggest all my decisions
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you." (Psalm 32:8)
Lodge in my wills most inward citadel.
"Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place." (Psalm 51:6)
Order all my doings
"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." (Proverbs 16:3). Be with me in my silence.. in quietness and trust is your strength..." (Isaiah 30:15b)
In my speech
"Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt..." (Col. 4:6b).
In my haste, and in my leisure
"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?" (Psalm 139:7)]
In company, and in solitude
"Be still, and know that I am God..." ( Psalm 46:10a)
In the freshness of the morning
"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." (Psalm 90:14)]
In the weariness of the evening
"My soul yearns for you in the night..." (Isaiah 26:9a)
And give me grace at all times to rejoice in Thy mysterious companionship.
"Let the righteous rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him..." (Psalm 64:10a)
*A Diary of Private Prayer - John Baillie.
Scriptures added by Dwight Hill