Jeremiah was a prophet at the time when the Israelites were taken into exile in Babylon. To encourage and strengthen their resolve, Jeremiah offered this encouragement. Pray to God on behalf of the city where you live because when that city does well then you will also do well.
I say we also pray for the welfare of the companies where we work and the success of our places of employment. It is easy to complain about the issues that we experience with our employers. Complaints about elected officials and local leadership is common. I understand that we are human and it is sometimes helpful to talk about things that affect us. I say talk but also pray and ask God to cause our city to succeed. Ask God to help your company to succeed and pray about those areas where there needs to be change.
We cannot join in the hopeless murmuring and complaining of unbelievers around us and when they do complain we have to offer hope. We have hope because our hope transcends this world. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. (1 Corinthians 15:19)
I am not immune to complaining and the best of us want to vent our frustration. Let us also join hands in prayer for a move of God in our cities and for the success of the places where we work. When our cities and companies do well then we will also do well. Pray and resist the urge to complain.
I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.
Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.
I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.
I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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Amen. This is so timely especially now with Coronavirus
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