The work you do can be viewed as hard labor, or just needed to pay the bills. But, there is a better view… Work is worship!
- Labor is the most common reference to worship in the Bible.
- For example, a professional said, “Every report I create, email I send, phone call I make is worship to God. I used to try and make everybody happy, but this way of thinking is so much better. The funny thing is that I get more complements now!”
- Holy Spirit given to a craftsman
- “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts.’ ” Exodus 31:1-5
- Management is ministry
- If you manage a team of people, your main job is to be their pastor!
- Kingdom business leaders are looking to make a positive impact in four areas (bottom lines):
- Economic – to do well financially and help others do well financially
- Social – to help society and their employees live in harmony and sacrificial love
- Spiritual – to create a positive spiritual environment and help people live life with inner freedom
- Environmental – to help preserve and protect God’s Creation; the Earth.
- Eliminating systemic poverty
- Poverty is really the result of leaders acting selfishly.
- By making a positive impact in the four areas listed above, poverty is systemically eliminated.
“God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over…’” (Gen 1:28)