Articles Tagged 'Job'

Compassion for the Fatherless

Compassion for the Fatherless

Hear the words of one who has lived it: What does an orphan desire most?

This powerful message is from an orphan who was abandoned and abused by family and rescued by a sponsor.

When Life Takes You Off Guard

When Life Takes You Off Guard

We need to remember that hardship and family dysfunction and unfairness are not new for God's people and are the backdrop of their courageous lives of faith.

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the heroes of scripture had to endure many of the same kinds of challenges we do, that is what makes their witness so powerful.

Potholes Ahead

Potholes Ahead

While we cannot accurately predict the future, for most of us, there will be potholes in our path!

Rubel Shelly reminds us to not get knocked off our path when we encounter potholes, even big bad ones that do damage, but to keep pressing on and persevering toward the call of God.

The Prize

The Prize

Why keep getting up?

Terese Bell Kindred shares a story of a friend she admires and compares her to a prize fighter because she keeps getting up and going on after bad things and cancer.

Where Is Your Olive Oil?

Where Is Your Olive Oil?

Where do you go when you don't think you have enough?

Robyn F. Johnson shares the story of the widow and Elisha in 2 Kings 4, and she reminds us that God cares for us and provides for us, we just need to look for our little vial of olive oil and offer it to him.

Trusting

Trusting

You believe… are you ready to trust?

Trusting is a level higher than believing. Trusting God means that we not only believe in Him but that we know without a doubt that he will do what he says and will do it with our best interest at heart.

Elihu Who?

Elihu Who?

There are Elihus all around us

In the book of Job, Elihu played an important role, preparing Job to hear the voice of God.

Knowing Your Role in the Game of Life

Knowing Your Role in the Game of Life

What position are you trying to play in life's big game?

Rick Brown talks about teaching a Bulgarian friend how to play softball and it reminds him that many followers, disciples, of Jesus need to be given a job description.

Looking for a Sacred Job?

Looking for a Sacred Job?

Isn't it time to consider giving up your secular work?

Ron Rose talks about the difference and the parallel of sacred and secular work and the jobs we have and do and whether or not we are secular or sacred people.

Beyond Understanding

Beyond Understanding

What do you do with what you cannot fully fathom?

Bill Sherrill comes along and gives us a reminder and a dose of humility so that we can understand that God is beyond our ability to comprehend.

Your Work as Service to God

Your Work as Service to God

Is my work really ministry?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that any vocation can be ministry if we approach it with intention and the honoring of God.

It's All About Me!

It's All About Me!

So is it really about me?

Rubel Shelly shares a story from post World War II at Yankee Stadium and helps us understand that self-centeredness may be okay for little kids, but not for us!

The View from a Troubled Heart

The View from a Troubled Heart

What can we really see from where we are right now?

Bill Sherrill connects to an old King James phrase, the latter days, and reminds us that we often don't see things clearly until time has passed and we view things from God's perspective.

Work as Witness

Work as Witness

Can my daily work actually be sacred work?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that for Christians all of life is a place of sacred activity, especially our work.

Praise and Perspective

Praise and Perspective

Where do you get the perspective to praise God during tough times?

Kimberli Brackett reminds us that even in the worst of circumstances, God is at work trying to make something out of our situation and we can see if we will praise God and ask for his perspective.

Being Rich

Being Rich

How much do you really need?

What we have is not what determines how rich we are and our job is just a means to an end, not the real goal or end.

When Your Heart Hurts

When Your Heart Hurts

Is there anyting to really hold on to when your heart aches in the middle of life's messes?

With an onslaught of bad things happening over the last several weeks, Russ is holding on to hope and faith in God and the steadfast love of the Father.

No Jobs in Heaven?

No Jobs in Heaven?

You going to join me at the heavenly beach hut?

A lighthearted look at heaven and the joy that awaits us there: it's like a beach and not really a job.

Controlling Change or Changing Control

Controlling Change or Changing Control

What do you do when you can't control your life?

The world is changing and we lose control, but the real issue isn't controlling as it is yielding to the one in control.

Address Unknown?

Address Unknown?

Can we live like we know for sure?

God is at work in the ordinary and unimportant aspects of life as well as the extraordinary and debilitating aspects of life.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

How well do you understand the whole situation?

We are often critical of others and can't understand God because we don't see the big picture of what is happening.

Sometimes We Have to Eat Our Words

Sometimes We Have to Eat Our Words

This is not something you want to have to choke down!

We can't understand everything and we can't fix everything and being in the presence of God helps humble us to that truth.

An Any Weather Friend

An Any Weather Friend

Do you have an "any weather" friend?

Jesus is a friend for all seasons, but so many of our friends are only fair weather friends.