How do I work like God?

business discipleship kingdom business work May 07, 2024

I was challenged and inspired by Dr. Johan Carsten’s view that discipleship is teaching people to work the way God designed them to work. This not only makes sense but puts the mandate to make disciples squarely in the hands of employers, businesspeople and regular working folks. If you run an organization where people work with or for you or where you influence their lives closely then you can be a discipler if you teach them to work like God. But how does God work?


Adam and Eve knew what God was like through what he did. They had no bible, no worship music that we know of, and no bookstore where they could buy a book on God. They deduced what he was like from his work. The songwriter said, “Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Jesus said, “My Father has never stopped working, and that is why I keep on working.” John 5:17 CEV


To prime our thinking I have reflected on 31 Ways in which God works, one for each day of the month. Of course I have not nearly covered every attribute of God’s work because 31 ways barely scratches the surface of an infinite God. The fun, orderly, chronological, mystical, predictable, respecting, collaborative, and providing ways of God (to name a few) must be explored if I am to learn to work like God, and not just try to work for God my way.


Want to find out more? Follow this link:

  1. Work Like God in 31 Ways