I have a heart for certain people and I do not know how “disciple” them. The traditional ways of meeting with them on a regular basis to get into their life, to pray with them and read the Bible together does not seem to be attractive to them….
– People who do not care about spiritual things, who do not want to talk about faith (if they have any at all). How do you evangelize this person?
-People who are way too busy.
-People who are not committed.
-People who are annoying and hard to love.
– People who have been rejected by the church before.
Should true discipleship be narrow (Jesus really focused on three and then 12 then the masses. He used “concentric circles” of those who wanted to be disciples….)
I love these people. I want to see them grow their respective faiths. I have tried to show them why getting into the Word together is so important, yet they always have excuses. Maybe they are too busy or have bad priorities but what can we do to help these kinds of people? (And the others mentioned above?)
Reasons for the employee to work hard:
Leave a good impression for future FT hirings
It is only for a season, I will get through it
Extra money! (If they like me they will keep me)
Setting a good example, being a good Christian
Reasons for the employee to not care:
It is only a seasonal “second job,” I could call it off today…
It does not matter it is only a temporary job…who cares
Extra money! (I get paid by the hour)
Reasons for the boss to treat them poor:
They are just temps, who cares
This is there job, they do what I say no matter how ridiculous! Weekends are mandatory!
Reasons for the boss to treat them well:
They are extra needed help
They like them, want to help them out
What do you think about working on the Lord’s Day?
My brother, who may or may not kill me if he know I was using him as an example, although he never reads my blog anyways, always works for a pizza company on Sunday evenings.
I’ve never cared for him working on Sundays. I believe in resting and worshiping our risen Savior on Sundays. While my brother does rest and worship at church in the AMs, it is still working on the Lord’s Day isn’t it?
But then I would also be guilty when I choose to work on school projects and homework on Sunday evening also…right?
What do you think?
Most people who know me, know that I try not to be insensitive, (especially when it comes to race and ‘diversity’) but but when it comes to my faith and politics, I can be bold and blunt. Although today at work I was very politically correct(PC) and it felt weird…
At work they had “mandatory Saturday and mandatory Sunday.” For one thing I was a little angry because when they hired me on, they knew that I worked at UPS Freight on Saturdays and that I go to church every Sunday (yes, one of those guys). Having Sundays off was “not a problem” for the person who hired me. And he made no mention of this “mandatory Saturdays and Sundays.” Although apparently there was “limited” communications (hilarious inside job if you know where I am working) between the hiring staff and the actual managers. So I called off of work at UPS Freight so that I could be a good seasonal employee (besides the fact that I made more money and got more hours at the seasonal job.) While these mandatory weekend days are not every weekend, I was still shocked that nobody told me about this in advance!
Anyways…”My PC” event this morning to boss: “I will not be at work tomorrow (Sunday) because I have a leadership role at a spiritual institution that I am committed to….”
Could i have been any more vague? I knew that my boss could not deny a committed spiritual zealot from his service. And if he wanted to challenge the truth to the statement all he has to do is “google” my name – it will appear on my church’s website, my blog/facebook – both which show the passion I have for my church.
Anyways in case my boss is reading this post. I will leave it at that. I just needed to reflect and thought that this political correctiveness on my part was entertaining, liberal, odd and not like me at all! I honestly feel weird abut that statement although it is true.