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Week 1

Calling versus Career:
Workplace reflections on pursuing God’s purposes for work.

Week 2

Relationship comes First:
Workplace reflections on Romans 11:29 – “For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable.”

Week 3

Adversity for Advantage:
Workplace reflections on 2 Corinthians 1:6 – “If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.”

Week 4

The Focus Factor:
Workplace reflections on Psalm 40:8 – “I desire to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.”

Week 5

Promise in Obedience:
Workplace reflections on Isaiah 48:17 – “This is what the Lord says — your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.’”

Week 6

God’s Voice:
Workplace reflections on John 8:47 – “He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”

Week 7

Courage to Come Close:
Workplace reflections on Exodus 20:21 – “The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.”

Week 8

Desire in the Desert:
Workplace reflections on Hosea 2:14 – “Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her.”

Week 9

Effort has Purpose:
Workplace reflections on Isaiah 49:4 – “But I said, ‘I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing. Yet what is due me is in the Lord’s hand, and my reward is with my God.’”

Week 10

The Spirit Speaks:
Workplace reflections on 1 Corinthians 2:12 – “We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.”

Week 11

His Saving Hand:
Workplace reflections on Psalm 17:14 – “O Lord, by Your hand save me from such men, from men of this world whose reward is in this life…”

Week 12

For a Call Such as This:
Workplace reflections on Exodus 31:1-5 – “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘See I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts – to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.”

Week 13

A Worthwhile Wait:
Workplace reflections on Psalm 27:14 – “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

Week 14

Righteousness versus Compromise:
Workplace reflections on upholding God’s standards in a fallen work world.

Week 15

Plans in Context:
Workplace reflections on Jeremiah 10:23 – “I know, O lord, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.”

Week 16

One Mission:
Workplace reflections on Philippians 3:10-11 – “I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.”

Week 17

Forward View:
Workplace reflections on Philippians 3:13b-14 – “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Week 18

Special Support:
Workplace reflections on Colossians 4:12b – “He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.”

Week 19

Skilled Service:
Workplace reflections on Proverbs 22:29 – “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.”

Week 20

Deep Roots:
Workplace reflections on Jeremiah 17:7 – “But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.”

Week 21

Workplace reflections on Ecclesiastes 4:9 – “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work.”

Week 22

Divine Outcome:
Workplace reflections on Psalm 127:1-2 – “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat – for He grants sleep to those he loves.”

Week 23

Workplace reflections on Psalm 15:1-2 – “Lord, who may dwell in Your sanctuary? Who may live on Your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart.”

Week 24

Graceful Perspective:
Workplace reflections on 1 Peter 2:23 – “When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, he made no threats. In stead, he entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly .”

Week 25

Alliance Alert:
Workplace reflections on Isaiah 30:1-2 – “’Woe to the obstinate children,’ declares the Lord, ‘to those who carry out plans that are not Mine, forming an alliance, but not by My Spirit, heaping sin upon sin; who go down to Egypt without consulting Me; who look for help to Pharaoh’s protection, to Egypt’s shade for refuge.’”

Week 26

In Your Face:
Workplace reflections on Numbers 22:30 – “The donkey said to Balaam, ‘Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day?…’”

Week 27

Improvement versus Stagnation:
Workplace reflections on spiritual formation through day-to-day work life.

Week 28

Salt and Light:
Workplace reflections on Matthew 5:13-15– “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? …You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.”

Week 29

A Hurting World:
Workplace reflections on Joel 1:9b – “The priests are in mourning, those who minister before the Lord.”)

Week 30

Prepared to Share:
Workplace reflections on John 3:11 – “I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.”

Week 31

Pain with Gain:
Workplace reflections on Matthew 5:11 – “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.”

Week 32

Power Paradox:
Workplace reflections on 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness.”

Week 33

Lost and Found:
Workplace reflections on Philippians 3:7-9 – “Whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him.”

Week 34

Built to Bless:
Workplace reflections on 1 Chronicles 14:2 – “And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of His people Israel.”

Week 35

Beautifully Broken:
Workplace reflections on 1 Samuel 2:4 – “The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength.”

Week 36

Strength Finding:
Workplace reflections on 1 Corinthians 12:4 – “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.”

Week 37

Refiner’s Fire:
Workplace reflections on Malachi 3:2b – “For he will be like a refiner’s fir or a launderer’s soap.”

Week 38

Spiritual Warfare:
Workplace reflections on Ephesians 6:12 – “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Week 39

Priceless Counsel:
Workplace reflections on John 14:26 – “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you”

Week 40

Stewardship versus Ownership:
Workplace reflections on harnessing the workplace resources at our disposal for a greater good.

Week 41

Own Up:
Workplace reflections on Psalm 24:1-2 – “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.”

Week 42

Money Traps:
Workplace reflections on Ecclesiastes 5:10 – “Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income…”

Week 43

God’s Provision:
Workplace reflections on Philippians 4:19 – “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

Week 44

Responsibility Beckons:
Workplace reflections on Luke 12:48 – “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”

Week 45

Workplace reflections on Luke 10:30-35 – “A man was going town from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers… But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him…”

Week 46

Moth and Rust:
Workplace reflections on Matthew 6:19-20 – “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven…”

Week 47

Rock Solid:
Workplace reflections on Matthew 7:24-27 – “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”

Week 48

Workplace reflections on Matthew 6:1-2 – “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.”

Week 49

Dynamic Duo:
Workplace reflections on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 – “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; if one falls down, his friend can help him up.”

Week 50

Workplace reflections on Proverbs 6:6-8 – “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”

Week 51

Keep Tabs:
Workplace reflections on Proverbs 27:23-24 – “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.”

Week 52

The Extra Mile:
Workplace reflections on Galatians 6:9 – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”