Plans for Today

 

So what are you doing today? That is a question that is repeated millions of times over in any given day around the world. What am I planning to do today? What shall I give my time to? For many, that decision is made by someone else, namely their boss at work, or whomever they derive their income from. Their work plan is laid out for them and there are certain things that need to be accomplished before the end of their day. Expectations are high and often very specific. 

I love talking to people about their jobs, especially business owners. I like to walk on site, asking specific questions, like;  “What do you do?”, “How do you do it?”, “What is your biggest challenge?”, “Who is your biggest competitor ?”, “What leadership style do you use?”, “How will you expand?”, etc. However, the question I like to ask the most, after I have asked all the others is, “How do you take the Kingdom of God to your job?” A business owner says, “By providing a great service / product at a reasonable price.”, a nurse says, “By providing love and care for the hurting.”, a first responder says, “By protecting the people I serve by running in when everyone else is running out.” Their answers all center around the character of Jesus and what He would do on that job. 

But what are you doing today in the spirit? I like what Paul tells us as the church to do today. Eph 3:10-12 .. to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,  11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him. (emphasis mine)NKJV 

There you have it. You are to make known the manifold wisdom of God to the principalities and powers in heavenly places. And to do it boldly and confidently because of your faith in Him. NLT says it this way, “….to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.” 

So while each of us has important roles to fulfill here on earth, we all have an equal, if not greater responsibility in the spirit, declaring to the heavens that indeed God is at work, both in us and through us.  And that is accomplished sometimes by what we do in the natural and sometimes by what we declare in the spirit. Be a voice and declare it today. 

D.O.V.E.

 

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