Archive for August, 2013

Dear Friends,
Today I would like to encourage you to consider yourself one of God’s workers and apply all your efforts to improve and get a promotion the same way you do in the workplace. The devotional I’m sharing with you today from my book Devotions for Working Women reminds us that we have a job to do for God’s Kingdom that goes beyond our jobs in the market place. Enjoy!

Are You One of God’s Workers?
Matthew 9:37-38 (NLT)

He said to his disciples, “The harvest is so great, but the workers are so few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send out more workers for his fields.”

Jesus said those words after being with multitudes of people who went to Him with their problems. He was only one and He saw the great need of having more of Him on earth. As we become born again, when we ask Jesus to come into our lives, we become God’s laborers and workers of His field. The harvest is God’s, but He needs us to work it for Him.

Most of us consider ourselves good workers. In fact, we welcome and look for opportunities for promotion. As workers of the Kingdom of God, our attitude toward new opportunities should be the same, and we should ask ourselves some questions. Are we doing a good job for God? Are we bringing in the harvest? Are we looking to be promoted in the Kingdom of God? With God our jobs are not just a title. In His Kingdom, the higher the position, the more responsibility we have with people’s lives. Jesus said, “And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all” (Mark 10:44 KJV). The higher we go in God’s positions, the more we have to serve others.

Therefore, let’s ask God for more workers to help us with the great task we have ahead. But also, let’s ask Him to help us be the best workers we can be for His Kingdom.

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Dear Friends,
I have been away for a few weeks and have not had time to write. I’m back from attending a two-week school and I’m in need of much rest. So today, I would like to share with you one of the devotionals from my book Devotions for Working Women that reminds us to trust God to give us peace and rest. Enjoy!

Trusting God Gives You Peace

Psalm 4:8 (NLT)
I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.

Knowing that God is in control of your life will give you peace, joy, and rest. When you go to bed at night, examine your heart and ask yourself daily, “who is in control of my life?” If the answer is “me,” then stop and give that control to the Lord. Surrender to Him again. This is a daily prayer and act of trust. It is a normal tendency to take over your life and circumstances once again, after you just surrendered them to God. You must trust Him and know He will deliver you from the current circumstances you’re in and He will keep you safe.

If you have a job you love, thank God for it every day. If you are asking God for a new job, also thank Him for the future job He has for you and don’t get weary in believing and trusting Him. You are not alone. He will never leave you nor forsake you. When you know this, you will lie down in peace and sleep.

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God is Faithful

Dear Friends,
After two tough weeks at work, today I want to share this devotional with you from my book, Devotions for Working Women. I encourage you to not get weary in well doing.

God Does Not Forget How Hard You Work for Him
# 177

Hebrews 6:10 (NLT)
For God is not unfair. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other Christians, as you still do.

Sometimes you may feel you are wasting your time and energy by being a good worker in your company because you feel it’s not making a difference. Other times you may feel that what you’re doing for another person, at work or outside of work, whether they are a Christian or not, is not worth continuing because you don’t feel appreciated.

Don’t get weary in working hard for the Lord. Dedicate your natural, as well as spiritual, work to Him. God is a fair God, and He will not take for granted or forget the time and effort you invest when working hard for Him. He notices it and appreciates it.

The Bible says in verse 12 that if you work hard, “Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and patience.” Therefore, continue working hard for the Lord with the expectation that this promise will come to pass in your life.

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Dear Friends,
Today I want to share one of the devotionals from my book Devotions for Working Women that touched my heart when I read it because it reminded me that God is always there for us. Enjoy!

God Helps Us through Grace by Faith
Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

Those are God’s words for His chosen people of Israel. We must grab hold of those promises as well because we are Abraham’s seed by faith. Galatians 3:14 (KJV) says, “The blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”

If you have accepted and received Jesus in your heart as your Lord and Savior, then you qualify by faith to receive all of God’s promises to His chosen people. You are a chosen one too.

Read this verse again and capture the depth of this promise. God the Father, the Creator of all, promises to help you, to lift you up when you’re down, to strengthen you when you are weak, and to uphold you with His victorious right hand. What else can you want? He is the answer to all of your problems, hurts, desires, and needs.

It is difficult to believe these promises when you are going through difficult times in your life. But God can help you and get you through. He will give you supernatural grace to withstand the attacks of the enemy and win the fight. It is a special and unique grace to deal with every situation—one at a time. “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV).

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