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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Becoming a Missionary in My Workplace

In review of Matthew 6:20a it says, “Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven."

Bottom Line:
Store your real treasures in heaven where they won’t lose value and are safe from being stolen.

What this means to me:
I should not store any real treasures here on earth, instead I should store up the ones that count, ones in heaven. These will never lose their value by deterioration and will be safe from robbers.

What I’m learning is that I can use my work to bring glory to God and to further God’s Kingdom.  One way is to use my business contacts to spread the Gospel.  I can be a Kingdom builder and not just a wealth builder.

I can start by meeting with others who are Christians and then together we can start praying for others close at hand, being available to them as needed. I can also establish good Christian principles in the way I conduct business on a day to day basis. In retrospect, as an IT leader I can probably have more influence on other IT people than a pastor or missionary.

When I use my work for the one thing that’s going to outlast everything else — the Kingdom of God — I’ll be a Kingdom builder and not just a wealth builder.

There is nothing wrong with using my work to build wealth. But Jesus said in Matthew 6:20, “Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (NIV). The only way I can invest in Heaven is to invest in people who are going there. When my work points people to God, I’ll be storing up treasure in Heaven to use for eternity. I’ll be advancing God’s Kingdom!

Today I will consider those in my new workplace and ask God to help me see opportunities to minister to your coworkers and tell them about Jesus Christ.

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