To all our readers

•September 12, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Dear friends,

We now have a new site called

Just click on the link and you will land right there!

It’s easy to remember “bestchristianjobsblog”, even though kinda long.

Thank you so much for all your comments and your encouragement.

God bless you all!

For we work…as unto the Lord.

Grace or no grace!?!

•August 4, 2008 • 1 Comment

Wow.  I had a few questions like this after my previous two posts…

“so, should we never have rules AND have an ample supply of grace?…”

” where do we draw the line as to when to be strict/ impose discipline to a sub-ordinate?”

” if we give grace, how can we expect our colleagues or workers to be tough and work fast on a deadline…won’t they take advantage if we are too soft?”

………and more.

People have this underlying fear.  If I show or give too much grace, then I might/will be taken advantage of. 

We need to know that the higher the grace given, the higher the responsibility.

How do I say that?  In Matthew Chapter 5 in the Bible it says,

Matt 5:21 You have heard that it was said to the men of old, You shall not kill, and whoever kills shall be liable to {and} unable to escape the punishment imposed by the court.

Matt 5:22 But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother {or} harbors malice (enmity of heart) against him shall be liable to {and} unable to escape the punishment imposed by the court; and whoever speaks contemptuously {and} insultingly to his brother shall be liable to {and} unable to escape the punishment imposed by the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, You cursed fool! [You empty-headed idiot!] shall be liable to {and} unable to escape the hell (Gehenna) of fire.

 We are out of the law and under grace, but with it comes a higher level of responsibility.

So the more the grace, the higher the responsibility.

So am I never perfect?

•July 21, 2008 • Leave a Comment

What I had planned to post as a continuation of my previous note was fuelled by Hazel’s comment. So thanks to my avid reader, Hazel. God bless you in your work!

In my last post titled “did you mean…yes or no? , I had written about how  only Jesus can be trusted to keep His Word and promises. And how we need to allow for grace with our colleagues and ourselves.

So does it mean that man can never be perfect at work, or in doing the “right” thing? No.

Words are so important and can mean different things to different people.

That’s why the Bible says, ” Abraham believed and it was counted to him as righteousness…” He was righteous. He was RIGHT WITH GOD. So whatever He did was right.

Correct. It’s in what we believe. Or WHO we believe. When I believe in Jesus, when I can trust Him wholeheartedly, He will come through for me.  That makes it RIGHT.

Take, for example, I have a situation where I need my sub-ordinate to complete a project within a deadline.  I can trust and believe that God will work it out for me through my sub-ordinate, even though I feel that it looks bleak. 

 My belief in Him, my FAITH, makes me RIGHTEOUS. What we call perfect.

When God looks at my faith, He makes my faith work. In ways that we cannot sometimes imagine or  understand.

In the end, I end up looking and feeling perfect. Right. Whatever the market-place calls it.

Bottom-line? You can be righteous.

Complete and whole? That’s a whole new topic.

Did you mean …Yes or No?

•July 14, 2008 • 2 Comments

Confusing isn’t it?  Sometimes people say “no, thank you”, but when you give them, they happily accept your gift.  It happens only in India, you may think. 

What about your colleague who promised to do it but couldn’t and let you down in the process ?  Or you yourself organised it but couldn’t make it to the program?

Isn’t it amazing how we  can never be sure…because anything might happen. 

Paul , a great guy in the Bible, while he was working for God told the people of Corinth  that he would meet them but he ended up going to Macedonia instead.  His Boss directed him there.

I have learnt that our  “YES” can never mean yes. What does that mean?  It means I can never depend on a man’s yes.  IT means my colleagues can make mistakes…I need to know that beforehand and allow them grace.  It helps me to be prepared. And be one step ahead in my planning.  My  colleagues are great , yes. 

But even they cannot help it, sometimes. Neither can I. 

    19For the Son of God, Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who has been preached among you by us, by myself, Silvanus, and Timothy, was not Yes and No; but in Him it is [always the divine] Yes

    20For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes

in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God.

When God says yes, He means it.  So allow God to help you keep your word.

And trust Him to help you get your work done, even if it means handing it out to others whom you cannot be certain of. 

God is trustworthy. And He will SURELY help you.

looking out from a cave…

•July 1, 2008 • 2 Comments

looking out from a cave

Unless you  know that it’s taken from inside a cave….you really find it hard to figure out how the clouds turned red..  No, it’s not a smoky haze that is thick nor is it blood from the sky……

Reminds me of how when we aren’t sure of something or don’t really KNOW, we allow our imaginations run wild trying to FIGURE things out. 

This picture won a contest …no idea who exactly took it but just put it up here coz it is neat.

Thoughtful.  How much do we think outside the box….to make our work  better.

Prove that you are a true child of the Ultimate Creator.  Take time to THINK.  Stop to really observe and find a solution to your challenge.  Yep, its not a problem… it’s a challenge.

Even if it looks like you are inside a cave, the Light will come shining through….and you can see far and beyond.

witnessing at work …how.

•June 30, 2008 • 1 Comment

I was really going to continue on Amazing Grace …but I had to put it on hold as another matter of concern came up and I just had to blog about it coz it excited me so much. 

If you have read all my posts, I talk about how wonderful you are in I, me, myself….. well, continue to read with “YOUR FLAVOR” in mind.

Taken from my favourite Book of all time, whichever season I am in.   I guess I am on a roll here regarding blocks of passages from this Book.

9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own [d]purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.(E)

    10Once you were not a people [at all], but now you are God’s people; once you were unpitied, but now you are pitied and have received mercy.(F)

    11Beloved, I implore you as aliens and strangers and exiles [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges (the evil desires, the passions of the flesh, your lower nature) that wage war against the soul.

    12Conduct yourselves properly (honorably, righteously) among the Gentiles, so that, although they may slander you as evildoers, [yet] they may by witnessing your good deeds [come to] glorify God in the day of inspection [[e]when God shall look upon you wanderers as a pastor or shepherd looks over his flock].

13Be submissive to every human institution and authority for the sake of the Lord, whether it be to the emperor as supreme,

    14Or to governors as sent by him to bring vengeance (punishment, justice) to those who do wrong and to encourage those who do good service.

    15For it is God’s will and intention that by doing right [your good and honest lives] should silence (muzzle, gag) the ignorant charges and ill-informed criticisms of foolish persons.

    16[Live] as free people, [yet] without employing your freedom as a pretext for wickedness; but [live at all times] as servants of God.

    17Show respect for all men [treat them honorably]. Love the brotherhood (the Christian fraternity of which Christ is the Head). Reverence God. Honor the emperor.

    18[You who are] household servants, be submissive to your masters with all [proper] respect, not only to those who are kind and considerate and reasonable, but also to those who are surly (overbearing, unjust, and crooked).

Hmmm….there is a lot of job-sense here!

See how it says that we are “chosen”, “special” and “ROYAL” ??  Royalty immediately conjures up sophistication, elegance and a stark and keen intelligence ( ?!)  in my mind.  True majesty even without all the adornment….they say you could recognize a king or princess anywhere.

You are royalty. You may be cleaning equipment in an old office no-where…just to make a few much-needed extra bucks and you come across this on your colleague’s computer screen.  It’s true my friend.  You are royal. 

It’s in you. The way you think.  The way you hold yourself up in times of trouble. The way you look to the King of Kings and trust Him whole-heartedly.  the way you honestly obey Him. the way you search for the truth.

But why are we royal, chosen and “dedicated” ? … that we may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of HIM who has CALLED YOU out. 

Which brings me to an important point regarding our sincerity at work in this post-modern era.

We have been given a commission to “Go out into the world and preach the Gospel.”  We have a sincere desire to share with people and colleagues about the love of Jesus and how free we are in HIM…

In all sincerity we talk with people at work and witness to them about how wonderful God is and how he has rescued me time and time again even at work when I had done a sloppy job, or had made a mess ….

in fact, we end up “SAYING ” too much instead of actually ” LIVING” out the virtues and perfections of our KING.  We try many a time to witness through our talking, and end up nullifying it through our living.

We tell people they need to be true to their work , but we end up going late or not completing a project.

Or even better, we pray during our work hours, instead of working…. and then end up talking ill about our boss, because ( we claim) he doesn’t allow us to talk to God.  During work that he has asked you to complete…?   At work, we need to work.  TO the best of our ability. 

We are to CONDUCT ourselves properly so that others may WITNESS our good deeds and come to glorify God.  That is witnessing at work.

Do I keep my word ? Do I honestly affirm someone who does?

To be submissive to all our authorities….. phew….so that by doing right we  [our good and honest lives]  silence (muzzle, gag) the ignorant charges and ill-informed criticisms of foolish persons.


We are to be submissive to our leaders even if they are unjust!!!  That is a hard pill to swallow during this time of increased self-respect-edness. 

By doing this we silence ( GAG — I like that) the ignorant charges….

Do the right thing.  Others at work will respect you and treat you like Royalty.  Because you are.  Don’t step down from your “chosen ” position. Pray at home. Work while you work. Do your best…as unto the King of Kings.

So, how do we witness? …by LIVING the LIFE the way our King Jesus wants us to more than by just TALKING.  And enjoy every bit of your life, your work and your style.  No one else has what you have. 


To judge or not to judge?

•June 26, 2008 • 5 Comments

If you are a regular reader, you would know by now what my favourite Book is.  So here goes, I read this this morning from the book of Romans in the Bible and knew I had to blog about it. 

1THEREFORE YOU have no excuse or defense or justification, O man, whoever you are who judges and condemns another. For in posing as judge and passing sentence on another, you condemn yourself, because you who judge are habitually practicing the very same things [that you censure and denounce].

    2[But] we know that the judgment (adverse verdict, sentence) of God falls justly and in accordance with truth upon those who practice such things.

    3And do you think or imagine, O man, when you judge and condemn those who practice such things and yet do them yourself, that you will escape God’s judgment and elude His sentence and adverse verdict?

    4Or are you [so blind as to] trifle with and presume upon and despise and underestimate the wealth of His kindness and forbearance and long-suffering patience? Are you unmindful or actually ignorant [of the fact] that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repent ([a]to change your mind and inner man to accept God’s will)?

    5But by your callous stubbornness and impenitence of heart you are storing up wrath and indignation for yourself on the day of wrath and indignation, when God’s righteous judgment (just doom) will be revealed.

    6For He will render to every man according to his works [justly, as his deeds deserve]:(A)

    7To those who by patient persistence in well-doing [[b]springing from piety] seek [unseen but sure] glory and honor and [[c]the eternal blessedness of] immortality, He will give eternal life.

    8But for those who are self-seeking and self-willed and disobedient to the Truth but responsive to wickedness, there will be indignation and wrath.

    9[And] there will be tribulation and anguish and calamity and constraint for every soul of man who [habitually] does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek (Gentile).

    10But glory and honor and [heart] peace shall be awarded to everyone who [habitually] does good, the Jew first and also the Greek (Gentile).

It’s pretty clear.

We have no excuse or defense or justification if we condemn another.  Powerful.  NO excuse to condemn any one else.  However wrong they may be. So I guess the answer would be NOT to judge.

Now, when it comes to work then where do we draw the line about an employee, employer or colleague?

At work, we identify an individual’s ability, gifts & talents and when we do an appraisal it is about his or her ability to perform the task at hand. 

Here, it talks about an individual’s character and reflection of his opinions in his experience of, and with, life and with God. 

In the first line, it talks about “judges and condemns” another.  To condemn is equal to accuse , put down, lay a verdict on a person’s character . integrity and his personality.

There is a fine line between a person’s character and his ability and performance at work  as they are so closely entwined and enmeshed in the person.  His character is sometimes portrayed in his performance. 

But, again,  is everyone perfect?

I love the way it says above, ” the wealth of God’s kindness, forbearance and long-suffering patience..” …makes me love Him so much more.  He has a wealth of kindness for me. For you.  For who ever you are condemning in your heart today. 

And the next line, His kindness leads us to repentance.  Our kindness, patience and in this age, acceptance, leads that individual toward repentance.  Just as God does it.

When I gossip about someone else and pass my condemning words, it is like a disease.  It spreads.  That’s what they call a rumour.  “For in posing as judge and passing sentence on another, you condemn yourself, because you who judge are habitually practicing the very same things [that you censure and denounce]. ”  We condemn ourself when we condemn another.  Do you get it?

Maybe a colleague passed on information about me that is untrue.  Do I do the same about her? Then, will I not be condemning myself?  the wrath and indignation of God. 

You know, most of the time when one is faced with an injustice ( according to our own principles) or when one feels condemned, ( I said, one feels condemned not that someone has condemned –there is a difference) , one reacts with accusatory thought, word or deed. 

We need to take a step forward and try to understand individuals.  Most people have a reason that is justifiable to themselves.  That is why God says, show kindness.  God knows and understands the frailty of man and his attempts at righteousness and self- justification.

That’s why only God can really judge.  Why?  Simple, because we never really know WHY a person did that or said this. 

They say, step into the other person’s shoes and you would understand.  Why did an addict become one? Do we take the time to understand and help and show kindness and long-suffering patience ? Or do we just condemn him for his actions. Who do we think we are?

thought-provoking.  But I do hope it is more action-provoking. 

Relationship between work and people.  How much time do we take to understand people nowadays? If a machine conks out, oh, it must be this or the power supply or that…we take time to figure it out and help restore it.  But a person? 

Don’t be a judge, be a man. ( this is not for licensed court judges🙂

For every person will be judged by God for his or her deeds.  That would be enough.

Did you see how it says those who “habitually ” do evil, there will be tribulation.  And for those who “habitually” do good, there will be glory and honor and peace.  This is not for us to say, “oh he is in a lot of tribulation, he must be evil”.  There you go judging again.  Habitually condemning? 

If you trust God, then leave it to Him, like He said.  Don’t go all out taking revenge on your colleague to make yourself look good. Let God handle it.

If you have to stand for the truth though, do it. God will stand with you if you are the one being accused and your motive was true.

For God is watching.  And waiting to see if we obey Him.  For He is our judge.

The righteous Judge.  Who has AMAZING GRACE.  Which will be continued on my next post.

Have a great day!