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Working From ‘Home’

Working from home is not new to me, but this time round, it has shed some amazing light in my Christian journey. Let me explain:

Jesus Christ came to earth and stayed a while before dying and resurrecting to save it. Why so? He wanted to demonstrate to us how we should live. This is what He had to say, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself. He does only what He sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son does.”John 5:19. Isn’t this a perfect example of ‘Working From Home?’ He left heaven and came to earth, but could only do what He saw being done in heaven. He was coming from heaven, thus heaven is His home. Jesus Christ worked from ‘home’ while on earth.

Before leaving earth, He said, “Occupy/Engage in business, until I come.”Luke 19:13. If Christ, who was 100% man and 100% God while on earth, still needed to consult heaven before making a move, how much more we CHRISTians? We’ve got to knock on heaven’s door. God gave us an assignment and Christ demonstrated how we’re to go about fulfilling it. We’ve got to go back ‘home’ and work from there.

Again, we know that, “Our business/citizenship is in heaven and from there we look for the Life Giver, our Lord, Jesus Christ”Philippians 3:20. This means that we cannot achieve any results here on earth, if we do not consult heaven. We’ve got to stay ‘home’.

And how are we supposed to do this? First and foremost, we need to be aware of our positioning. “For He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in heaven because we’re united with Christ Jesus!”Ephesians 2:6. Once we accept Christ, We’re with God 24/7. We’re ‘home’.

Our Father says, “Come now, let us reason together. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”Isaiah 1:18. God has an open door policy (open heavens) in His relationship with us. “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”Hebrews 4:16. Nothing can separate us from the Love of God. Romans 8:35-39. Hallelujah! We’re home to stay! Praise the Lord!

Dear friends, our need for God will keep growing more and more as this world keeps getting closer to the end. We can not afford to live a natural life anymore. The supernatural should be our new normal. We’ve got to work from home (heaven), now than ever before. That’s the only answer to these problems that we’re facing. “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”Matthew 6:10. There’s got to be a difference between we (the church/bride of Christ) and the world. It’s time for Maneno na Matendo (faith and action). We’re in this world for a time such as this – Esther 4:14. The home we’re supposed to be working from has no fear and uncertainty. The home we’re supposed to be working from has all the solutions. Heaven is our home. Let us work from home.

Are you yet to call heaven your home? I invite you to say this simple prayer: Dear God, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved (Romans 10:9). I believe with my heart and I confess with my mouth that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of my life. Now I surrender. Thank You for saving me!
In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

If you prayed this prayer, feel free to contact me and I will guide you as Christ guides me. Follow Nations Arise Revival Ministries for your Daily Devotions and grow to be more and more like Christ. God bless you.

 

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Work – At – Home Management Tips

Physical Location – Set an office space in one of the corners of the house. Ensure that it’s not facing the door/gate. This way you will be able to minimize on unnecessary distractions.

Facilitation – Make sure you have everything you need within arm’s reach: drinking water, remote control, phones, notebook, pen, laptop, etc.

Organization – Prepare a daily schedule and purpose to stick to it, no matter what. Prepare two kinds; one that is a bit flexible and another, strict.

Communication – Alert all your household members regarding your office hours and make them respect that. Ignore them if they try to breach this rule (These include toddlers – ensure there is someone watching them as you work).

Presentation – Dress up! Look good. Take a shower before getting into the office. Put on make up if that’s your thing.

Reorganization – If you have to attend to anything urgent during your office hours, be sure to make up for the time lost before the next day (if possible) thus avoiding procrastination.

Relaxation – DO NOT exceed your working hours! Overworking is the beginning of your downfall. Take a break whenever you feel you need one (Without allowing indiscipline to creep in). This includes napping as often as possible.

Time Allocation – Like prep and elementary school, break your day into sessons. Here’s an example:

  • 0800hrs – 0900hrs Quiet Time. You may play soft music at the background even as you work.
  • 0900hrs – 1000hrs Recap of the previous day’s tasks.
  • 1000hrs – 1115hrs A start on the current day’s tasks.
  • 1115hrs – 1130hrs Tea/Water break. Roam around the house/compound, checking whether there’s lunch for the home dwellers, making informal calls, etc.
  • 1130hrs – 1400hrs Serious work, formal calls, online research, etc.
  • 1400hrs – 1430hrs Lunch Break (Remember to keep it healthy).
  • 1430hrs – 1700hrs Work, work, work, with lots of 10 minute strolls/naps, ensuring the day’s tasks are completed satisfactorily.

If you’re yet to work on your discipline, set alarms on your phone as well as setting your machine to sleep for the times you’re supposed to be offline. Ensure you take a jog/walk/gym session after the sun goes down. Have a cool down thereafter with family, visit a neighbour, dash to the store, etc. If you’re a night person, get back to your machine after dinner (without an agenda) and let your imagination guide you. If you’re a morning person, get to bed by 2100hrs and wake up earlier than your office hours so as to have time for your day dreaming session.

The most important attribute to have for you to be a successful home worker is discipline! In short, the moment your schedule begins, your house automatically becomes the office you’d have gone to if you weren’t working from home.

Be your own supervisor; Be a stress free supervisee! 

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Get Out!

Knackered Box!

The city is knackered – every thinkable business already exists, all vacancies filled. Get out of the city and empower the small counties and towns by sharing your great ideas and expertise.

The church buildings are knackered – those in service are burned out while those in need go in and leave the same way they came. Get out of the four walls and be the church of God everywhere you go, by sharing the Love He has put in you.

‘And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’ – Mark 16:15.

The government is knackered – our leaders are not efficiently performing their duties due to one reason or the other. Get out of the blame game and play your part by first and foremost covering them in prayer, and thereafter obeying the law of the land.

‘Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God…..’Romans 13:1-7.

We are knackered – no longer having the zeal we had when we first encountered God. Get out of familiar grounds and affordable targets. Our purpose in life is much greater than our physical ability. God is calling us deeper. We cannot hear His voice where we are because He has gone before us. Do you remember the last assignment He gave you? Begin from the known to the unknown.

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction,faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.’ – Romans 12:11-13.

Get out of your worry and into your calling. 

  • There we shall be empowered because our assignments are bigger than us.
  • There we shall exercise our talents as well as the gifts He’ll add unto us.
  • There we shall find contentment and a blessing commanded.
  • There we shall not only see the hand of God, but His face too.

There you shall reproduce,
So open your heart for His use;
There you shall multiply,
So spread your wings and fly.

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