Archive for July 2012

Today Is A New Day!

July 31, 2012

“Trust in the Lord and do good …” (Psalm 37:3, NIV)

This is the beginning of a brand new day. I’ve decided to make a conscious effort to listen to my “inner self” and do whatever it takes to honor and obey the Lord. No matter what happens today, I am going to give it all to the Lord and trust that He is in charge of all things.

When I am faced with decisions of any kind today, I am going to weigh the options and ask for God’s help to direct me. If somebody needs me, I’m going to make every effort to make myself available. I’m going to think before I act (or speak). My prayer for this Tuesday is to live according to God’s will all day long and to do only those things that will honor and glorify Him.

I realize this should be my goal every single day, but this verse (Psalm 37:3) seems so simple it has given me new confidence – I feel like I might actually succeed!

Please join me today! Together we can make a difference!

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

Speak No Evil!

July 30, 2012

“Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.” (Psalm 34:12-16, NIV)

The Wikipedia states that evil is usually seen as the dualistic opposite of good. It is most commonly associated with conscious and deliberate wrongdoing. Evil is specifically designed to harm or humiliate others in an attempt to diminish their well-being and their dignity.

All you have to do is take a look at the television advertisements during this presidential campaign. Almost every commercial you see is designed to bring the other candidate down. They are specifically targeted to humiliate each other and to destroy each other’s dignity. I’m not saying either candidate is a bad person. I’m simply pointing out that we have come to a place in our society where it has become acceptable to do “whatever it takes” to become successful.

Most of us are not in the political arena, but we’re still faced with decisions about how to handle our competitors or the other challenges we face in everyday situations. We need to remain mindful that the “eyes of the Lord are on the righteous”. Make choices that honor God and promote peace! Be careful that you don’t use your tongue to hurt others or to bring them down.

Enjoy your Monday, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

July 29, 2012

“Working for Christ” has accepted the nomination for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from George Hayward.

Here is the way George describes himself (you choose your preferred biography):

biography: After being delivered by a stork 21 years ago, I have been on a continuous, never-ending journey to find that stork again, because I’m pretty sure I forgot to take all my stuff with. It’s kind of like that feeling you get when you can’t remember if you shut the front door, or if you turned off your headlights, packed toothpaste, etc…you know what I mean. Either that story is true, or I’m a student at Penn State University who created this blog to give life to his visions, collect his musings, and share his ideas with the world (you!).

(More) serious biography: I’m a senior at Penn State majoring in Communication Arts and Sciences and Sociology. I love to read, write, play sports, and watch videos that teach me cool things. My dream, passion, and goal in life is to educate others, specifically in the area of personal development. I’ll take any chance to touch a microphone or engage in a conversation. I love thinking about things, and I am completely captivated by the idea that we all have so much to teach each other. Please, if you have something to teach, I will listen!

Now for the RULES to follow when nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Seven things about myself:

1. My relationship with Christ is the most important thing in my life.

2. My relationship with my wife is the second most important thing in my life.

3. I love my kids, and grandkids, with all my heart!

4. I’m always on a diet.

5. My favorite food is Chinese.

6. I prefer boxers over briefs.

7. My favorite music group is Mercy Me.

Now to Nominate others … (these are in no particular order or ranking).

One Lovely Blog Award!

July 28, 2012

“Working for Christ” has received the One Lovely Blog Award award from Morning Story and Dilbert.

Here is a little bit about Morning Story and Dilbert 

Several years ago he was a Technical Writer, doing a lot of work with screen prints. He found much of the work to be cumbersome, especially when inserting images into his documents. He began a search for software that would make this portion of his job a little easier.  He had a program named Snagit loaded onto his PC.  He began sending screen captures with the daily Dilbert comic to a couple of his friends with a short Proverb or quote by email.  

Over time the list of friends grew to approximately 100.  The company he worked for caught on to the large number of “Dilbert” emails coming into the corporate network and began to block it.

To get around this he started Blogging.  His first Blog site was with a company that offered free services.  That company soon sold out and the new owner did not like free blogging.  His next step was a move to WordPress and he started the Morning Story and Dilbert Blog.

Complete the five statements below to receive the award:

1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.  Done 

2. Answer the 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to. Done

3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy.  Done (see the links below)

4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.  Done!

5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you.   Done!

Complete the ten questions below to receive the award:

1. What kind of blogs do you read most? I enjoy inspirational and motivational blogs the most

2. What is your favorite Ice Cream? Chocolate!!!

3. What is your favorite food? Chinese

4. Do you prefer Boxers or Briefs? Boxers

5. What is your favorite quote? …if you can’t sleep, don’t count the sheep, talk to the Shepherd (thanks Kenny!)

6. Tell us about your most embarrassing moment? As I get older, I find that it is harder to control my bladder. You get the picture.

7. What do you prefer, dogs or cats?   Dogs

8. Besides writing what is your favorite thing to do? Enjoy a quiet dinner and a good movie with my wife

9. Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate? Milk Chocolate!!!!

10. What is the best invention you have ever seen?  The personal computer

Now to Nominate others … (these are in no particular order or ranking).

Register To Vote!

July 27, 2012

As citizens of the United States of America, we have an opportunity to participate in selecting our elected officials. Every four years, we have the right to go to the polls to individually vote for the presidential candidate of our choice. By exercising this right, we do our part to maintain the integrity of our political system and to put the leader of our choice into office.

As a ministry, “Working for Christ” makes no political statements. We believe that God, as the Sovereign power, will use our elected officials to lead this country, no matter who that individual may be. We will continue to strive to carry out the Great Commission, and to pray for our President and other elected officials because that is what Scripture teaches us to do (Romans 13:1-7).

That being said, we do find it important, as Christ’s ambassadors in the workplace, to participate in the culture where God has placed us. If you are not registered to vote, please do so. Please use the link below to access an easy voter registration site. If your family is not registered to vote, please encourage them to make their voices heard as well.

Click Here

Finally, please make sure you go to the polls and cast your vote. We believe God is honored through this action.

Many Blessings,

Dave Boller, “Working for Christ”

Are You Alone?

July 27, 2012

“… if God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31, NIV)

Have you ever felt alone in your faith? Maybe you’re an individualist and choose to be in isolation, away from everyone else. Or maybe you’re around other people but you’re alone in trying to bring Christianity into a place where it just doesn’t exist.

A friend of mine worked for an organization that held parties that included indecent activities. My friend made his position perfectly clear – he would attend, but only to be sociable. Then, when things started to get out of control, he would leave. He was the only one who took this stand. His position didn’t seem to impress anyone else. Most everyone just thought he was a prude or a “Jesus freak”. Was his stance in vain? Certainly not! What honors God is never in vain even if its impact remains hidden. God sees everything. He knows everything. And, you’re not alone. You have Him.

Do your work to the best of your ability. Build credibility with your actions and conduct so that if a door opens one day, you can share the love of Christ with someone else. And, what if that door doesn’t open? Trust God to be active invisibly. Know that when Christ is for us, no one can be successful against us. Put your trust in God so that He’s able to help you. He honors those who honor Him.

Enjoy your Friday, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

Have You Lost Your Soul?

July 26, 2012

Then He called the crowd to Him along with His disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow Me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for Me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” (Mark 8:34-36, NIV)

If our main priority in life is to obtain a prestigious job, or to make a lot of money, or to have the most or best of everything, Christ is no longer our God. We may feel like we have it all, but it’s only going to last a short time. I’ve been to a lot of funerals in my life and I’ve never seen a Hearst pulling a U-Haul – I’m sorry, but we just can’t take any of it with us!

I don’t believe Christ is telling us to give up our jobs, our homes, or our savings accounts to prove that we are His true followers. What this verse is saying to me is that our main objective in life should be to follow Christ above all things. Christ should come first – before our jobs, before our possessions, and before any other relationships we may have!  We should be willing to give up all other “gods” in order to build a stronger and more meaningful relationship with our Savior. In other words, if we give up our past lives of sin to follow Him, we will honor Him and our souls will become His!

Re-evaluate your priorities this Thursday. Don’t lose your soul today by making poor decisions about tomorrow! Have a wonderful day, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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