WHEREVER YOU ARE, BE ALL THERE.- Jim Elliot
At the start of 2011, I asked God for specific strategies on how I could turn this nation to Him. It’s interesting how His ways can be so opposite ours. We think He moves in a certain way but He never fails to surprise us. God gave me very practical ways (in addition, to the spiritual strategies) for reaching the people around me. I had a good laugh but it was sobering for me, too.
Here are the ways He gave me:
1. Be EARLY. Okay, I confess I come in late more often than desired. His hand of conviction was on my heart about this. If I can’t be faithful with the small but important things, how can I be trusted with the bigger things? Good thing God helps you honor your desire to obey Him when you choose to.:)
2. Excellence and honor. Honor your boss and workmates. Do everything with excellence. My good friend Mitzil said that she believes this is important to God because the people in our workplace can’t see our hearts raised up to God but they will believe that God is in us through our actions.
3. Pray, pray and pray. For my co-teachers, for my students, for my boss, the parents and the people around me. My loved ones, friends and my cell group. And most of all, He impressed on me the urgency and importance of praying for my leaders. Pray and intercede for this city and the Philippines.