I’m back from a hiatus of my Mind Flare blog. A lot has happened the last year and I’m all the more excited for what God has in store for my future. I am climbing the ranks of corporate America and realize that now, more than ever, we need God in the marketplace.

It’s a delicate balance. A balance that has been thrown off somewhere in the last half a century or so. The traditional family is no more… all too common we see children being raised by single parents. My question is what happened? I believe that the American Dream happened. Drive a BMW, travel, have a house on the hill with a white picket fence… all at the expense of quality time with family. Eventually… the castle built on sand crumbles into divorce, bankruptcy, and despair. God tells us that we can either serve Him or money… not both.

If working toward the American Dream isn’t the answer in the marketplace… then what is? After all… the average American spends more time with his/her co-workers than with their own family! That’s just a fact of life.

The answer is to reflect God in everything you do. To be the best of the best. To work unto God, not to man.

If Elijah could pray for an abundant rain. If Daniel could pray for God to shut the mouths of lions. Imagine what we can do in the marketplace… after all, these warriors of the faith DIDN’T have the Holy Spirit and we DO!

God wants to turn the wealth of the wicked over to those who love Him but it takes faith on our part and faith without works is… dead. May we shine with the countenance of Jesus. May we blaze like the fire in His eyes. May we work unto the Lord for an eternal reward consisting of gold, silver, and precious jewels rather than the temporal things consisting of wood, hay, and straw. May the fire burn away the dross that we may impact the marketplace for the one true King!