Reach OutI want to encourage you to expand your perspective by considering God’s purpose for enterprise. Let’s begin with these well known passages:

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27

And the King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” Matthew 25:40

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Enterprise was created by God to provide man with the means for loving Him; and not just with the money he/she invests in the kingdom. To love God fully, we must also love Him (by loving others) with all our strength. Godly enterprise has the power to transform communities through works of mercy and service.

As Marketplace Leaders know, the business/vocation we have been given requires much of our heart, soul, mind and strength. For those that have surrendered all to the LORD, our work is an expression of our love for Him… when it is done for others. This is the sacrificial love He requires of all His children.

Furthermore, when we do our work for others – to meet the needs of employees, customers and those less fortunate – they will see beyond who we are and recognize the One that gives all good gifts to men. They will glorify our Father in heaven. In beholding His glory, they will be transformed (2Corinthians 3:18).

Marketplace Ministry Tip: As you make plans for the remainder of this year, be sure to include at least one strategy and project for the One that you serve. Include others in the work. Plan to sacrifice. Contact me, at rob@inlightconsulting.com, if I can be of assistance.

Your servant and His forever,