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God’s Preparation & Timing


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1 Samuel 17:37 (KJV): “David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.”

COMMENTARY: In business terms, “preparation” is the equivalent of education and experience. The Bible is full of men and women whom the Lord prepared for His purposes, in His way and in His time. In this passage, I picture the Lord as a Master Chef, creating a recipe (plan) for David’s life, carefully mixing personality ingredients, adding the salt of His Word, and cooking up experiences that will equip David for Godly service in the future. Unknown to David at the time, his experiences with wild beasts prepared him to face Goliath, and his diligent care over his father Jesse’s flock prepared him to serve as king of God’s people. His daily experiences also prepared him to compose and sing Psalms.

APPLICATION: As you go about your daily work, don’t be impatient when it comes to climbing the corporate ladder. God is methodically preparing you for what’s up ahead. Don’t jump the gun. If you are not achieving what you believe to be God-given goals, trust that He will bring it about in His time and in His way. You may be right with the vision, but wrong on the timing. You may need more seasoning!

There have been several specific instances of this in my career. There was a time when I was impatient about being promoted to vice president at the advertising agency where I worked. However, after

I came to Christ, He gave me the desire of my heart and I was promoted. I had turned this promotion into an idol, and until I was broken of my idolatry and made the Lord #1, He withheld the promotion I desired.

There was a time when I was impatient about starting my own business. Thank God that I have a Godly wife. She urged me to hold off until the time was right. In God’s time, He gave both of us peace about moving forward, and it came to pass. I’ve now operated the firm for decades.  

 Joyfully yours,


#76 – for week Dec 12, 2022

For Further Exploration

For further exploration about I Samuel 10:22 (KJV),read The Task of Choosing a King (1 Samuel 9-16) from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.

Enthusiasm Makes a HUGE Difference!


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Ephesians 6:7 (KJV) “Render service with enthusiasm, as unto the Lord and not to men and women.”

COMMENTARY: In today’s world, many people just “put in their time” at work. They get up and go to work out of sheer necessity, not out of any particular joy or passion for who they are and what they do. This drone-like existence goes on day after day, month after month, year after year until they eventually retire or die. And yet, in His Word, the Lord instructs us to work with enthusiasm. And what God instructs us to do, He mercifully and generously gives us the divine power to do it.

The word “enthusiasm” means God in you, full of God, fullness of joy. Since joy is one the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23, Christ followers have access to supernatural source of enthusiasm that unbelievers don’t. The problem is, we don’t tap that source regularly.

APPLICATION: A work environment that lacks enthusiasm is cold and apathetic, which makes everyone’s job more difficult, tiresome, tedious, and tense. Each day before you go to work, ask the Holy Spirit to fill you. If you ask Him, He will! You’ll then enter your workplace full of divine joy, which will be evidenced by your enthusiasm. Your attitude and your altitude will change. And, when you forget to ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit, you will notice that your enthusiasm will wane and you will become more frustrated, cranky, crabby, irritable and impatient.  

Over time, your enthusiasm will begin to rub off on your boss, peers, customers and suppliers. God will make you a lighthouse of joy, leading to opportunities to share the hope that dwells within!

Joyfully yours,


For Further Exploration

For further exploration about 3 John 1:13-15 (NIV),read 3 John and Work from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.