What a great opportunity to speak at the Intersection, “A Bible-Based Gathering for the Business Professionals.” The location was beautiful, we met at the Casa 425 Hotel in Claremont California. Berna Swodeck spoke first on prayer, that she composed with depth, meaning and clarity. Followed by Jacob Swodeck, one of the founders, sharing and giving direction for the day. My brother Tim Storey was able to be there as well, to listen and bring support. “I was in my element working and exercising my gifts.”
I shared a motivational message called www.Godinteractingwithus.com. Bringing words of experience and supportive scriptures to my context. I wanted to talk about a brilliant concept of how God really does interact with us on a daily bases. And begin to think about it in these terms. He is truly there to support, empower and enhance our gifts as he sees fit. Tracking together with us at all times bringing understanding to those who ask, that is…. “To Get Online with God”.
The message was designed around three components, influence, integrity and attitude. Everyone influences someone. Each one of us both influencing and being influenced by others. That means that all of us are leading in some areas, while in other areas we are being led. No one is excluded from being a leader or a follower. We can use our influence in a very positive way in every transaction of business, however not without having integrity. The most important ingredient of leadership is “Integrity”. The dictionary defines integrity as “the state of being complete, unified.” When I have integrity, my words and my deeds match up. I am who I am, no matter where I am or who I am with. So we want to influence with integrity along with maintaining a sound, healthy attitude. Sounds tough I know. However, their is an even greater component available to us…”God interacting with us!” Together with God as our partner (covenant relationship through Christ) we have His unlimited resources available to us.
I shared one of my favorite scriptures in the book of Matthew, chapter 6, it reads.
“Our Father in Heaven”, hallowed (holy, holy) be your name (for there is none like you, in your Greatness and Glory).
Then His prayer immediately proceeds to invite God into our present circumstance…
“Your Kingdom Come,” (it’s Power and Presence)
“Your will be done,” ( execute your word here) on earth (where my world needs your Presence, Power, and works…) as it is in Heaven (for an invasion of Heaven is needed where I live)!
When we begin to understand that integrity is maintained when we as “people” working together with others “truly care”, about what? Other people! Our spirit must be good. David writes in the book of Psalms,
“Create in me a pure heart, Oh God, and renew a steadfast Spirit within me…” As He shows us His love and how to care for others, we just created a win, win situation for both parties. Because at the end of the day, His Presence (omnipresence) loves both the saved and the unsaved. His Attitude shines through our lives. Let’s not forget why He died, for the “Unjust”!