Friendship comes at the very heart of the Apostle Paul’s team dynamics. Luke is a brilliant example of Firm Friendship – a fellow worker, friend who stuck with him to the end & one who was willing to serve where needed
It is inspiring to see how Paul helped Priscilla & Aquila in such a way that they could impact others. It’s a story about drawing alongside others, trusting God to work and seeing how God would multiply his efforts through others.
Despite only 3 mentions Epaphras is an inspiring character who carried the gospel back to Colossae, wrestled in prayer for them and partnered faithfully with Paul.
God said our work was very good but the Fall made it a struggle. The future of work in the New Creation is glorious and full of joy, fulfilment and purpose.
Wrong ways of working include making work (or the pursuit of money/wealth) an idol. At the other extreme others struggle with idleness or simply lack of effort. This blog examines how to avoid these pitfalls.
In order to redeem our work we need a fresh perspective on the purpose of our work and who it is that we are serving. When we do so there will be a natural impact on the people we are working with.
Live. Work. Create. It sounds an exciting mantra but our reality is that work often feels like a struggle and without much sense of meaning.
God writes a healthy rhythm of working from a place of rest into all that he has made. In this post I wrestle with the implications of having life in and out of balance.
The message of Genesis 1-2 is that God is a God who works and He made us in His image. There is inherent value for us in our work simply because God made us for work.
Lydia was a business woman from Thyatira who having encountered Jesus, immediately began to use the resources God had given her for the sake of others