- Ladies Worship Team — Wow. That was uh-maze-ing. The ladies that led worship together have an incredible gift, their voices blended so well, & God was there! "Point of Grace" has nothing on them. It's time to get a bus & have them tour the country! 🙂
Yesuparam Bandela & John Jacobs — Hearing from Yesu & his work with the Gospel Association of India was outstanding. The story of his father, his father's stabbing & martyrdom, & Yesu's call to the ministry was an incredible mixture of tragedy, forgiveness, redemption, & God's grace. And it was great hearing from John, CIO of JE Dunn, on what it was like for a fellow Johnson Countian & Gracer to minister in India for 2 weeks.
- God's "Career Shift" — The topics we touched on yesterday fundamentally changed how I viewed my career at Black & Veatch years ago.
- Our God is a God of creativity & work
- God created people in his own image, with the same need & capacity for creativity & work
- No matter who we THINK we work for, our TRUE supervisor is Jesus
- No matter WHAT we think we do for a living, our TRUE vocation is to be Jesus ambassador, missionary, pastor, & priest to our workplace
- Cutting Room Floor — I had to leave several passages out of our conversation, but to see our careers from God's perspective, check these out:
- The bondservant-master relationship (Eph 6:5-9, Tit 2:9-10, 1Tim 6:1-2, 1Pet 2:18-25)
- Our finances are to fund our ministry (2Th 3:10-11, 1Tim 5:8, Eph 4:28)
- Check out the hero in this story. It's General Naaman's wife's servant girl who exemplified grace, love, forgiveness, & speaking God's message in her workplace (2 Kings 5)
- A Transformed Family — A mother grabbed me last week after service, broken about the type of environment that had emerged in her home. She was owning the responsibility & desiring to change. We prayed together & I shared some Scriptures with her. This week she came back & she was glowing. Her focus, attitude, & home environment had been transformed by God!
Next week's topic is "The Bottom Line on Health." Never had a talk on this. I'm PUMPED about it!