What is Jesus saying personally to me today – Reconcile with the inner and corporate world
Paul works for a living making tents, preaches on the weekends, preaches full time and goes with the ebbs and flows of the different types of work he is called to do. There is no tension in the passage from Paul about the types of work he does, no separation from God in the tasks he performs, he looks to have reconciled with the inner and corporate world functions.
Thank you for speaking to me Jesus
How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today?
Right now I am not reconciled with my corporate world job, where Jesus has put me and what I would prefer to do. I would prefer to be on mission full time, not working in and dealing with people in the corporate world. It is bringing me discontent and resentment having to do these tasks and deal with people that I wouldn’t normally associate with. I know that Jesus is in everything and that he has put me in this position so I really have to come to terms with it. Today I will stop whinging and complaining about it and accept that God has put me here for his reasons.
I accept where you place my and that I cannot at this time see the reason why.
Help me to see you in this corporate world and not to seperate you from it.
Help me to reconcile my inner and worldly work as one with you.
Paul left Athens and went to Corinth, where he met a Jew called Aquila whose family came from Pontus. He and his wife Priscilla had recently left Italy because an edict of Claudius had expelled all the Jews from Rome. Paul went to visit them, and when he found they were tentmakers, of the same trade as himself, he lodged with them, and they worked together. Every sabbath he used to hold debates in the synagogues, trying to convert Jews as well as Greeks.
After Silas and Timothy had arrived from Macedonia, Paul devoted all his time to preaching, declaring to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. When they turned against him and started to insult him, he took his cloak and shook it out in front of them, saying, ‘Your blood be on your own heads; from now on I can go to the pagans with a clear conscience.’ Then he left the synagogue and moved to the house next door that belonged to a worshipper of God called Justus. Crispus, president of the synagogue, and his whole household, all became believers in the Lord. A great many Corinthians who had heard him became believers and were baptised.