The Christian life is a call to faithfulness. In the secular world, consistent productivity is noticed. While some members of management may seem to "have it out for Christians," today's economic climate dictates that they not only notice but reward productivity. When your testimony improves, opportunities will present themselves. As Joseph found grace (or favor) in Potiphar's sight, he continued to serve. That is exactly what you must continue to do. Beware! There is a tendency to get comfortable, to relax, to become lazy. Put simply, be faithful! Remember, the honor of Jesus Christ is at stake every day of your life!
While many books could be written about Joseph’s life, I believe a few important “steps” were the key to his success while working in the world. These steps are something from which every Christian can learn.
While reading through a devotional book, my wife asked me this simple question, “What does being saved mean to you?” In a poor attempt to flex my spiritual muscles and show her how well versed I was in theology, I fired off a line of seminary answers that were sure to dazzle her mind. She responded with an answer I wasn’t suspecting, “No, that’s what being saved IS… I'm asking what does it MEAN to YOU!”
Do you ever read a passage of the Bible and think to yourself, "How did [insert Bible character name] do it? What is the one truth I can learn from this person?" These thoughts enter into my mind regularly. How did Abram have the faith to leave his homeland and kindred? How did Moses have the patience and love to plead with the Lord on behalf of the children of Israel when he came off Mount Sinai to find them worshipping the golden calf? How did Noah work diligently for years when he seemed to be the only one serving God?*
Michael is a licensed minister of the gospel whom believes, according to 2 Timothy 3:16-17, that the Bible is the divinely inspired and inerrant word of God, and that it is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good … Continue reading Bio – Michael Waits
We're calling 2011 "The Year of the Testimony" at LBC! Watch the weekly testimonies online. We invite you to submit your testimony of Christ's Transforming Power in your life (please include these 3 points: 1. What your life was like before Christ; 2. How you came to be saved; 3. What your life is like … Continue reading Changed by Jesus