On The Road To Damascus

Written by Angelique Watkins

I seerepparttar Road to Damascus...and yes I have seen whatrepparttar 127005 media is saying but I am putting my trust in Jesus/Yeshua.

Onrepparttar 127006 road to Damascus

1. A supernatural event

2. God spoke in Hebrew to Saul

3. It is hard to kick againstrepparttar 127007 prick

Paul(Saul): his first name was Saul. Both of his parents were Jews. He was sent to Jerusalem for his education, and became a very learned and prominent Pharisee. What befell him as he journeyed to Damascus, is related three times inrepparttar 127008 Acts, first byrepparttar 127009 historian in his own person, then in two addresses made by St. Paul at Jerusalem after our Saviour/Messiah's death, which makes him speak of himself "born out of due time."

The Acts of The Apostles: None ofrepparttar 127010 12 apostles were, humanly speaking, fitted to preachrepparttar 127011 gospel torepparttar 127012 cultivated Gentile world. God raised up another instrument amongrepparttar 127013 highly educated and zealous Pharisees. The preparation of Saul of Tarsus forrepparttar 127014 work to be done,repparttar 127015 progress of that work in his hand, his journeyings, preachings and perils, his stripes and imprisonments, his testifying in Jerusalem, and being brought to testify at Rome, these are subjects ofrepparttar 127016 latter half ofrepparttar 127017 book, of whichrepparttar 127018 great central figure isrepparttar 127019 Apostle Paul.


Acts 26:12: Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission fromrepparttar 127020 chief priests,

Acts 26:13: At midday, O king, I saw inrepparttar 127021 way a light from heaven, aboverepparttar 127022 brightness ofrepparttar 127023 sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.


Acts 9:3: And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven.

Acts 22:6: And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.

Christian In the Workplace PII How To Deal With Co-workers

Written by Richard Joseph Krejcir

How To Deal With Co-workers

This article is Part II of "How To Be a Christian Inrepparttar Workplace"

Keys To Building Better Relationships With Co-workers: Colossians 3:23; Galatians 6:9; Proverbs 12:24; 13:4; 19:15; 24:30-32; Titus 2: 9-20; 1Timothy 6:1-2; James 1: 8.

·To be interesting and liked, you need to be interested in and like others!

·Be open to others around you who can teach you more about your job!

·Care about what you do, and show you care.

·Be a pleasing and warm person, not a gossiper or conniver and schemer!

·Find an expert from whom you could learn insights about your job, so you can seek how to be better in it. No matter how long you have been there, you can always learn more, and ultimately becomerepparttar 127004 best you can be for our Lord!

·Avoid laziness and procrastination likerepparttar 127005 plague (Proverbs 10:4,5,2:11, 15:19; 18:9)!

·Remember, your work is an act of worship, since it is God you are serving!

·Reevaluate your attitude toward your employer and fellow employees as much as you can.

·Notice others in your workplace, how you can learn from them, and how you can come along side and help them!

·Focus on objectives, not obstacles, and make sure your objectives are clear!

·Be totally honest with your time, expenses, and relationships!

·Remember your workplace is also your most effective outreach. You may not be able to verbally sharerepparttar 127006 gospel, nor should you on work time, but you can be a Christ-like example so others will seek you out and ask you what makes you different!

Fighting Depression Inrepparttar 127007 Workplace Jeremiah 29:11

Make sure you have someone in your church you can talk to and vent to at times also, such as a small group or a trusted friend. Be growing in your faith and study ofrepparttar 127008 Word. That will make you stronger, and will enable you to better weatherrepparttar 127009 storms of life. Be aware that depression is usually a sign of a deeper problem. Thus, do not afraid to seek help. Even Moses, Elijah, and Jonah suffered from depression! The real problem is not so much on how you feel, but what arerepparttar 127010 root cause(s) of those feelings. Here are three ofrepparttar 127011 most common causes of depression--fatigue, fear, and frustration:

Fatigue! (Moses' problem) If you are a control freak, attempting to control everything and everyone around you, you will be riddled with anxiety. When you try to continue in a stressed out and hectic pace without delegating or having support, you will burn out. This will set you up for depression as well as many other problems! You cannot do it all! So, you need to be a team player, seeking out relationships and team building, not competition and antagonism. Moses' father-in-law had to teach him to delegate. (Numbers 11: 10-17).

Fear! (Elijah's problem) Whenever you try to manage all of your worries and fears, your body will break down. Instead of focusing on your depression, ask yourself, What isrepparttar 127012 worse case scenario? How can I get through it with help from God and others? Are my fears realistic? How can I let go of them? Elijah had to recognize that God was indeed in control and then learn too trust Him to handlerepparttar 127013 situations he was in (1 Kings 19: 1-18).

Frustration! (Jonah's problem) When you do not see a plan or purpose behindrepparttar 127014 trials and activities of your life, you will get confused, and even disillusioned! Eventually, hopelessness will come in and overpower you. We, as humans, need to feel significant and needed. Thus, when we feel our life has no meaning, we will become depressed. When we finally understand God's purpose for our life, or just trust Him for it, our depression will fade fast! Jonah had to also trust that God was in control and had a bigger plan that what he could envision (Jonah 1-4)!

Sometimes, life inrepparttar 127015 workplace can seem to be an endless rat race! Stop and rethink your actions, your attitudes, and your options. Search out these Scriptures on how you can improve your situation, understanding thatrepparttar 127016 best way we can do that is improve ourselves! Ask God to open your eyes and help you see His purpose and plan for your life. If you still feel disoriented and confused, focus onrepparttar 127017 character of Christ andrepparttar 127018 fruits ofrepparttar 127019 Spirit (Romans 12; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Peter 1:3-4) that we are to emulate, as this isrepparttar 127020 primary Will of God and what we are to heed! Remember, God made you. He loves you, and has something to say to you, so focus on Him and not your situation!

How To Get Excited For Work (when we usually dread it!)

When we stay in a rut or a bad situation with continual weariness and fatigue, we will lose our primary focus, be ineffective, become a stumbling block to others, burn out, or go into a depression. We will miss out on other options and opportunities, start to disintegrate into a person with a bad attitude, and even become ill!

I am mainly speaking about physical and emotional fatigue, which can turn into spiritual fatigue. There is no normal order. Each one could berepparttar 127021 one to start it off, andrepparttar 127022 other two will soon follow! Thus, frustration, stress, worry, anger, guilt, indecision, unrealistic expectations, resentment, and many other negative emotions will accumulate and then compile upon ourselves to bring us down in our personal relationships, family, and our relationship to God. We, therefore, will not be able to function as He called us, nor will we be able to worship, as is our primary reason for being and existing in life! Work, which is supposed to be a tool for living and an opportunity for outreach, becomes our focus and sole life, when it is not to be so.

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