Does God belong in the WORKPLACE? Corporate America has given God His ‘walking papers.’ God has been FIRED. He’s been kicked out of the Board Room. Corporate America says… we don’t NEED you…don’t WANT You.
I am aware of a large insurance related company in North Carolina; one who has ALWAYS placed God high on the list of importance…. For a number of years. Their entire Corporate Management… all… God fearing people. Then one day… they sent out a Corporate Memorandum: We believe in God, still, but no longer find it appropriate to give Him a place of prominence in our place of business. It’s OK for you to believe in Him, as we still do… but just do it at home. There will be ‘no God stuff’ at the work place. Period. And…so it went. God has left the building.
There is this ‘national trend’ to ‘set God aside’… as being of ‘no-relevance.’ God is depicted in the ‘worse sort of way’ (too gross to be specific here). Just look at the internet. Look at TV… look at our politicians…at hollywood. EVIL is everywhere. satan is rampant. All that is of consequence is SEX, Perversion, Drugs, crazy marriage relationships… you name it. Our society has gone to hell.
There are those who think God does not belong in the workplace, in school, in society… in the very ‘world He created.’ The ‘Big Bang’ just created everything out of nothing. Yeah!
Respectfully, I point out that we Humans are ‘pretty unique’… in that, we have been made in the “likeness of God.” Genesis 1:26-27 tells us, clearly…Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
How plain can it get?
We are His people. Look anywhere… look everywhere, even in the mirror, and you will see the Image of God. So…. to think that He is not here…there…and, everywhere…even in the workplace… well, it is… just not logical. The problem is…too often; we tell God to keep His mouth shut; while we insist on running things on our own…
In the Gospels, both John the Baptist and Jesus Christ himself tell us that everything we have, everything we do, and everything we are… is given to us from heaven—which means that it comes from the Lord… our God. (Not from within our own abilities).
John 3:27 tells us… “No one can receive anything except what has been given from heaven.”
Jesus says in John 15:4-5… Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.
The fact is… Every good thing we do… comes from God, and is done by God’s power working through us. When we take credit for our good works, we are stealing the credit from God.
Further, in Romans 14: 11-12 … It is written: “As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow before Me; every tongue will confess to God.” So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God…
And if that isn’t enough, we are REMINDED, again, in Philippians 2:9-10… Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place, and gave Him the name above all names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father…
So… what all this is saying is: If we insist, because God also gave us ‘free choice’…as Judas did, and as Lucifer did, and many more of ‘us humans’ NOT to ACCEPT JESUS as Our Lord and God, and the SAVIOR of all of mankind… then, He is going to ‘buck us to our knees’ … despite our hardheadedness…and send our tails to HELL.
We all, best… be “inviting God” back into our lives, and into the ‘Boardrooms of America.’… Blessings….cjlb…8/5/2017