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RiverLife Weeky #34: Disciples In The Workplace

Right from the beginning, the Bible taught me that the workplace is where human beings labour together to reflect God’s glory (Genesis 1 and 2). However, in this fallen world, can God be glorified when many folks are living without God? In walking with God, I discovered that if I make my workplace my mission field, I can yoke with Christ to win souls for Him so that all shall glorify Him.

When I started work as a junior executive with my first employer, I promised God that I would not hide my identity as a Christian. I would have lunch with my colleagues and say grace before tucking in. On one hand, it sends a message to my colleagues about my faith and on the other, it reminds me that all of my actions should also carry the same message and reflect Christ well.

One way I live out my faith is to love with no exceptions, as all are created in the image of God. I learnt to love each person the way God wants me to. A few years ago, I befriended a younger colleague who came from a neighbouring country. I later had the opportunity to walk alongside him and his wife when they were in deep sorrow due to their late-term miscarriage. Later, when his wife conceived again and gave birth to a healthy baby girl, they gave me the privilege to pray a blessing over the child and the family although they were not believers. The seed is sown!

Another way I live out my faith is to live in obedience to God. In 2000, my wife and I experienced an unexpected crisis. The company founded by her and a few others lost the source of their funding due to a leadership scandal. By then, my wife had recruited 6 individuals to build the technology infrastructure and their livelihoods were at stake.

We prayed and God compelled our hearts to empty our savings to compensate the staff and trust Him to lead us out of the crisis. We obeyed, though not without struggle, as we were a young family then. My wife’s team of staff, knowing we were Christians, saw that we chose to band with them in the crisis instead of deserting them. The seed is sown! Eventually, the Lord led us out of the crisis and restored the company’s funding and gave us more than what we gave up. Truly, God is faithful to us.

Our colleagues are watching. They want to see the difference and make their choices. May we choose to love as Christ loves them, and obey God even if it costs us – so that our colleagues might be won over for our Saviour. In doing so, God will be glorified.

 

Elder Bill Leung

Right from the beginning, the Bible taught me that the workplace is where human beings labour together to reflect God’s glory (Genesis 1 and 2). However, in this fallen world, can God be glorified when many folks are living without God? In walking with God, I discovered that if I make my workplace my mission field, I can yoke with Christ to win souls for Him so that all shall glorify Him.

When I started work as a junior executive with my first employer, I promised God that I would not hide my identity as a Christian. I would have lunch with my colleagues and say grace before tucking in. On one hand, it sends a message to my colleagues about my faith and on the other, it reminds me that all of my actions should also carry the same message and reflect Christ well.

One way I live out my faith is to love with no exceptions, as all are created in the image of God. I learnt to love each person the way God wants me to. A few years ago, I befriended a younger colleague who came from a neighbouring country. I later had the opportunity to walk alongside him and his wife when they were in deep sorrow due to their late-term miscarriage. A few years ago, when his wife conceived again and gave birth to a healthy baby girl, they gave me the privilege to pray a blessing over the child and the family although they were not believers. The seed is sown!

Another way I live out my faith is to live in obedience to God. In 2000, my wife and I experienced an unexpected crisis. The company founded by her and a few others lost the source of their funding due to a leadership scandal. By then, my wife had recruited 6 individuals to build the technology infrastructure and their livelihoods were at stake.

We prayed and God compelled our hearts to empty our savings to compensate the staff and trust Him to lead us out of the crisis. We obeyed, though not without struggle, as we were a young family then. My wife’s team of staff, knowing we were Christians, saw that we chose to band with them in the crisis instead of deserting them. The seed is sown! Eventually, the Lord led us out of the crisis and restored the company’s funding and gave us more than what we gave up. Truly, God is faithful to us.

Our colleagues are watching. They want to see the difference and make their choices. May we choose to love as Christ loves them, and obey God even if it costs us – so that our colleagues might be won over for our Saviour. In doing so, God will be glorified.

 

Elder Bill Leung

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December 1, 2020

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