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Our Weekly Devotional

Shortly after the release of his first three collections of Bible studies on faith and work (30 Moments Christians Face in the Workplace), Madetomatter's Senior Writer began to look for new ways to reach working Christians. In February, 2002, the first weekly devotional was released under the title "Marketplace Moments." Now approaching it's tenth year, the column's title was changed to Made to Matter on January 1, 2008. With over 500 devotionals written on topics important to workers in every walk of life, there's likely one written about the issues facing you right now, so we've placed them here, searchable, for readers to explore anew. Got a favorite? Write to let us know. Looking for something to send that friend whose suffered a loss, or who has had a serious setback at work? You might find a column that captures the essence of your feelings right here. From the deeply moving story of the WWII canteen in North Platte, Nebraska to the words and life-tales of some of history's best-known and least-known characters, there's something here for everyone.
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Monday, July 21, 2014 • Randy Kilgore • General
Any decision or action that strips workers of their dignity or favors one group over another violates Biblical instructions on how we're to treat others. It's also bad business.
Monday, July 14, 2014 • • General
Working Christians often hear a call to "capture the boardrooms for Jesus", or to "transform the marketplace for Christ."
Those missions miss the mark entirely. We should not aspire to be a Christian workplace, but rather a workplace filled with Christians. The battle is about character, not culture.
The difference is huge. The distinction is significant. Becoming a Christian workplace focuses our energies on capturing control of an organization or institution, thinking if we control its structure we assure ourselves a God-honoring environment. Unfortunately, experience (and sinful human nature) has taught us the same workplace stresses, struggles and foibles exist in Christian organizations that are found in corporate workplaces.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 • Randy Kilgore • Faith
Does Jesus really mean it when He says His yoke is easy and His burden is light? The answer is yes---and the path from where you are to where He wants you to be is available to everyone!
Monday, June 30, 2014 • • General
Moses can teach working Christians a lot about the ups and downs of leadership. Among them, this one stands out: Carrying the character of God into the act of leaving a job, no matter the circumstances.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 • Randy Kilgore • General
Perseverance in the face of trials and/or suffering means trusting God enough to ask Him to calm us in our storms, instead of merely asking Him to calm the current storms. God never delights in suffering, but He does delight in our perseverance, and He promises to produce fruit for His Kingdom that honors that perseverance.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 • • General
Are we made to mutter, or made to matter? What we do in the routine moments of life defines what we do for God when He calls us to service.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 • Randy Kilgore • General
"I remember!" she said as the nurse from China told me a story nearly five decades old. Her eyes lit up and her words rushed out as she talked about a working Christian whose legacy still echoed in her world.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 • • General
His "chariot of fire" carried him from Olympic glory to this place, a bed in a Japanese prisoner of war camp deep inside China during WWII. Even here, where life was marked by deprivation, exhaustion and, for him, a brain tumor, Eric Liddell lived by two words: "Complete surrender."
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • • General
Unlike others who don├????├???├??├?┬ó??t know Jesus----humans equally capable of noble acts and unselfish service---- we fight with different tools and different strategies, and with the hope and perspective of eternity in our sights.
Monday, May 19, 2014 • • General
Today, under the command of our Lord to love our neighbors, we must open our ears to the people we work beside or live with or worship with, listening for the words they may have trouble uttering.
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