Most demons spend the bulk of their time in the command centers that still control unredeemed business, education and government circles in most cities. It is precisely there where God’s power is desperately needed.
And who is already strategically positioned in those places?
Believers who are called to minister in the marketplace!
- Silvoso, Ed. Anointed for Business (p. 29).
Trying to separate the integrated
It is very easy to fall into the trap of believing that there is some kind of separation between our spiritual life and our work life. Our society structure has taught us to separate things with very clear lines. Work and family are two very distinct areas of our lives that often are so disconnected that the one is never even mentioned in the other. Similarly, many people prefer to not have “real” friends at work, but to keep friendships and work totally separate.
The consequence of this separated way of living in other areas of our lives, is that we consider it to be normal for there be to be a similar separation between the spiritual and material aspects of our lives. Spiritual stuff is for church, maybe also for family. Work is work, and at best we might throw the occasional prayer in there when things get really tough.
God did not make us as beings where our spirit, soul, and body are three separate entities with independent needs and abilities. He created us as integrated beings, with a calling and a purpose that involves our whole being, at all times, and in all circumstances.
Mistaking the core for the add-on … and vice versa
Your Christianity – your being a CHRISTian – is at the core of who you are at work, in your family, when you join friends and colleagues for a drink, and in everything else you do. God wants to work through you, at all times, wherever you are.
It is easy to see work as the core of our lives, and God, or our Christianity, as an add-on.
The truth is the other way around. God is the core of our lives, and your work is one of the most important places where God wants to be having an influence on the world through you.
It’s not work at the core with God as an add-on.
It’s God at the core, with work as part of His purpose for you.
My name is Ashton Fourie.