One of my favorite people in the Bible is the Queen of Sheba.  (1 Kings 10 & 2 Chronicles 9)

Queen of Sheba

The Queen of Sheba lived at the time of King Solomon.  Word of the King’s wisdom spread far and wide…not only that he was wise, but that God had given him this wisdom.

Sheba was queen of the Southern Arabian and Northern African territories and likely worshiped many gods but certainly not the One true God who gave Solomon his wisdom.  She was drawn to it and she is not alone.

“All the earth was seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.”   1 Kings 10:24

My husband, Jax, has found great favor at his place of employment.  In the short time that God provided this job, Jax has moved up quickly from a grunt transition specialist position to a respected technical project lead and product owner in less than one year.

Jax’s immediate supervisor often finds opportunity to pick Jax’s brain for insight and consult over business plans, project ideas and employee issues.

Recently, this supervisor called Jax into his office to discuss some of the current employees.  Although these people are doing their jobs, they are not doing it to a level that he had hoped.

“How do I motivate these guys?”  He asked.

“How do I get them to take pride in their work?  To put their fingerprint on the project?  To return with not only the bare minimum, but choose to go above and beyond, finishing their work at a greater level than just what is expected?  How do I get them to do their job the way you do?”

“Well, it’s tough” Jax started, “to instill the attitude I have about work into somebody else, because I don’t answer to you.”

With what I can only imagine was clear confusion found in this supervisor’s eyes, Jax continued…

“I don’t answer to this company.  I answer to God and I do my job in a way that will bring glory to Him.”

“being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”  2 Corinthians 3:3

How do you live your life?

Are you a Christ follower?  Are people drawn to you because of Him?

They should be.

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”   Galatians 2:20


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