An Important Added Dimension

As an airline employee, you have been equipped to perform your job for your company. However, as a Christian, there is an added dimension you cannot afford to overlook. Your faith in the Lord should be integrated into the details of the job you have been trained to do. If not, then the job is not much more than a routine, and your faith becomes foreign to your work. But God has designed our faith in Him to operate at work, so that it brings significance to the routine of work, value to the little things we say and do, and a deep realization that something much bigger is being accomplished in it all. Does your job description have this added dimension to it?  (PMC)

Consider: “For the Word of God has sounded forth from you…but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need to say anything” (1Thessalonians 1:8).

This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.

 

 

Sharing the Good News

The Gospel is the most powerful message on earth and in heaven. But for a Christian to think that the only way they can share it at their workplace is by simply verbalizing it, they are falling short of God’s complete intent of presenting His Gospel message through His people. How? The power of this message should be illustrated through our way of living and thus demonstrated to people around us. If we know God’s love through the Gospel, we should show His love to those around us. If we understand God’s forgiveness because of the Gospel, we should forgive those who are far from it. When we have an opportunity to voice and explain its content to those ready to hear it, we must speak it. Consider: “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16). Is your life an exhibition of the message you believe? (PMC)

This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.

 

 

God’s Call …

God’s strategy is still the same… He is calling for light to shine out of darkness. Christ describes us as the light of the world, and not the sound of the earth.  Yes, we should speak the Gospel, but according to our Lord the character of a Christian should be like light. There is a stark contrast between the speed of sound and the speed of light. The speed of sound travels at 786 mph or 1,236 kilometers per hour, about one kilometer in three seconds or one mile in five seconds. On the other hand, the speed of light travels at 186,282 miles per second. Never under estimate the velocity and impact your actions and attitudes, that reflect the Lord, have in your workplace. (PMC)  Consider this: “You are the light of the world…let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven”  (Matthew 5:14-16).

This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.

 

Wisdom from Above

Knowledge is facts and information you have learned and stored (Proverbs 9:10).  Wisdom is how you apply it in life situations. God tells us there is a difference between His wisdom and the world’s wisdom. Here is a litmus test He gives to distinguish between the two:
  •  First, the world’s wisdom, or applied knowledge, can produce in our lives bitter jealousy and selfish ambition. Jealousy is focusing on what someone else has with a growing desire to have it. Selfish ambition is when my life become consumed with ME and my way above anything or anyone else. Both of these end up bringing confusion and make life cheap (James 3:14-16).
  • On the other hand, God’s wisdom (truth from His Word) comes from above. When applied to our life, it is said to produce what is pure– clear, without contradiction; peaceable– not disruptive but calming; gentle– not harsh but kind; reasonable– respectfully engaging; full of mercy– not demeaning but forgiving; and unwavering without hypocrisy– more than just a slogan we stand for… but something we live daily.

Your ability to be an influence at your work comes as you adapt in your heart and apply through your life…God’s wisdom. (PMC)  Consider: James 3:13; Colossians 1:9-10.

This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.

The Solid Rock of Christ

“On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”
One can without a doubt remember the airline flare of the 70’s through the early 90’s. if a person was a major airline employee, he or she felt that they had a stabilized future because the industry was booming. Then we began witnessing dissolution of some airlines. Among these were Piedmont, Pan American, TWA, Tower Air, America West, Eastern, Braniff, etc.  Even today, many cannot find solid ground in the airlines on which to stand. MM  Consider:  “Here is the man who did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his [b]wickedness” (Psalms 52:7)“The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe” (Proverbs 29:25).
This thought was written by Monix Mathieu, FCAP Leadership and Group Development..

Seeing God’s Glory

Not sure where this came from, but I pass it on to you. Notice … God’s glory can be found in the workplace!

“Then Moses said, ‘Now show me YOUR glory.’  And the Lord said, ‘I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence….’ ”  (Exodus 33:18-19 NIV)

Moses was talking to GOD and said, “GOD, show me YOUR glory.” GOD responded by saying, in effect, “Okay, Moses. I’ll show it to you, but you can’t see MY face. The way you’ll know that I’ve been here is that you will see MY goodness.” Whenever something good happens, large or small, GOD is saying, “That’s a sign of MY presence.” If you’re seeing goodness in your life, you’re seeing GOD. You’re seeing a sign of HIS presence. I’m convinced that we see GOD at work all day long, but many times we don’t recognize it.   Today, be on the lookout for GOD’s goodness. Thank HIM and praise HIM for the little things as well as the big things. As you acknowledge HIS goodness, you’ll see HIM more clearly and know HIS love in ways you never have before. (Author Unknown)

This thought was shared with us by Bob Wilkerson, retired Delta Captain and former FCAP Board member.