In Luke 17:20 Jesus reminds us that the coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, here it is, or there it is, because the kingdom of God is in you. God is building His kingdom.
“The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough” (Matthew 13:33). Yeast is microscopic in size, but its effects are multiplied, and it spreads throughout the dough. Yeast does its job slowly, secretly, and silently, but no one can deny its effect on bread.
God first changes the heart of a person, and that internal change has external manifestations. The gospel influence in a culture works the same way: Christians within a culture act as agents of change, slowly transforming that culture from within.
The kingdom of heaven is also like a farmer planting seed. The seed is hidden but the results are very evident once the fruit of the soil comes to light. We are co-laborers with Him, and He is building His kingdom by us taking His presence with us and changing the atmosphere around us, wherever we go.
God is interested in every aspect of our lives and wants to touch our places of employment, our city, and our nation. As believers we have influence wherever we are, especially in our workplaces.
As a congregation we have been studying the subject of God at Work, my workstation is my worship station, based on the book of the same title by Ken Costa.
God has a purpose for work, He gave Adam and Eve responsibility to work in the Garden of Eden, that was even before the Fall. God works, so we should also see our work as His divine design.
We have been covering the areas of life choices, good ambition and making smart decisions which are all important to Him. We are also talking about work/life balance, tackling stress, etc.
That is what we believe as a church God has in mind for us in this new season, for our community, everyone will be affected, not just a few.
He wants to bring many sons and daughters to glory. Are you ready to be the salt and light wherever He has planted you?