• Christian Business,  Leaders' Foundry

    Obedience > Sacrifice

    To obey is better than to sacrifice. It’s a common phrase with a less common backstory and context. Saul – King of Israel – has been tasked by God to strike the Amalekites and destroy everything in sight. They’re celebrating their victory when Samuel shows up and rebukes Saul. Saul’s initial response is one of self defence – but we did do what God told us – only we have saved the best of the animals with the aim of sacrificing them to God. And this is the point at which Samuel gives the rejoinder that finally hits home: Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and…

  • Christian Business

    Prayer In The Workplace

    Simply defined, prayer is communion with God; it’s a dialogue not a monologue. It is addressing matters in the realms of the spirit so that they can be made manifest in the realms of the natural. It doesn’t have to be a structured program. It certainly shouldn’t be something you merely do to fulfill the requirements of salvation you have in your mind. The beauty of an omnipresent God is that you can talk to the Holy Spirit wherever you are regardless of who you’re with or what you’re doing. He’s an ever present Helper. Communication serves as a make or break factor in any relationship and it’s no different…

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    The Gratitude Challenge

    In the short time I’ve been on this earth I’ve seen this truth in action time and time again. If you approach a person or a situation looking for the negative, you will find it. If you approach a person or a situation looking for the positive, you will find it. Expectation is a powerful thing. It narrows down our focus and perception to the very core of what we consider important and of value. “At the core of every upset is an unmet expectation.” – Rev. Daniel Kamau Many of us treat our bosses, colleagues and workplaces the way we treat our significant others and our relationships – we…

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    Stewarding The Vision Of Another

    There are two types of visions we need to consider in the marketplace: Generic – these are human-made, human-driven and focus solely on achievement by human standards; however good the ideals may seem in the eyes of the world, as believers we cannot afford to settle for what the world has called good at the expense of what God considers good. Unfortunately, most businesses in the marketplace including a good number of Christian ones and those run by Christians subsist on generic visions. Organic – these originate from God, are Spirit-driven with the aim of bearing fruit for the Kingdom of God; however simplistic and outlandish these models may be,…