The High Calling

The High Calling is a production of the Theology of Work Project in partnership with the H. E. Butt Family Foundation. Here you'll discover a range of stories that help you think deeply about how your faith relates to your work and the culture you live in.

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Life for leaders devotionals


How to Be a Conduit of God’s Blessing

January 16th, 2018

According to Ephesians 1:3, God has blessed us aplenty... We have been blessed “with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” This raises a question: What are we to do with the blessings God showers upon us? Yes, to be sure, we are to enjoy the gifts of God. That’s one common and sensible response to blessing. But that’s not the end of it.

God Has Blessed You Abundantly

January 15th, 2018

Do you feel blessed by God? I expect some Life for Leaders readers will quickly say, “yes, more than I could ever deserve.” Others, especially those going through difficult times, might hesitate. Perhaps you know in your head that God has blessed you, but, right now, you don’t exactly feel blessed. Our text today offers reassurance and hope. God has blessed you, not just a bit, but abundantly.

Blueprints: Introduction

January 14th, 2018

In Luke 14, Jesus begins to discourse with the people about the cost of discipleship. During this dialogue, he presents the idea of someone building a tower without counting the cost—drafting a detailed plan and accurately assessing what it would take to complete the task... While Jesus was talking about counting the cost in following Christ, the same principle applies to leadership.

In Jesus’s Name

January 13th, 2018

I’ve come to believe that acting “in the name of Jesus” is fundamentally about acting in congruence with Jesus’s character and mission. What mattered to me as a business owner was that my employees understood what we wanted to do as a company (our mission) and who we intended to be as a company (our character). So, as followers of Jesus, we need to thoughtfully reflect God’s mission and character in our everyday work.

What is God’s Majesty?

January 12th, 2018

When it comes to Psalm 93:1, God's being robed in majesty represents his being enveloped in the esteem of his creatures. God's great strength calls forth honor. God's glory demands praise. Thus, this psalm reminds us why we worship God even as it calls us to worship. In a sense, we join ourselves to the robe of majesty that surrounds God when we worship him.

Finding Yourself in the Story of God

January 11th, 2018

The stories we hear have the power to shape us or to shame us. If we’re going to live integrated and meaningful lives, we need to be guided by stories full of truth and grace. Most of all, we need to comprehend the biggest and most influential story of all, the story of God. God’s story, when it becomes our primary story, has the power to transform our lives and to summon us into God’s transformation of the world.

Everyday Conversations About Work, Life & God
Everyday Conversations About Work, Life & God