"Lord, help me to have the mind of Christ."
This sounds like a great prayer, especially when you face an important meeting at work. In fact, most believers would affirm its accuracy and efficacy. But marketing expert Dr. Steve Greene says on a recent episode of the At Work With God podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network that the prayer he's often prayed may not be just the way we should pray. In fact, he says, it doesn't reflect Scripture as well as it could or should.
The apostle Paul switches the personal pronoun used in this prayer into a collective pronoun, Greene notes, pointing to 1 Cor. 2:16b, "We have the mind of Christ" (emphasis added). This will help us at work, especially in meetings, he says. "How many meetings have you sat in where you've seen confusion spring up, and maybe a little spat, and maybe little pride sessions and people speaking up for their own pet project or their own pet decisions? It's just the way of meetings; these things happen. It doesn't mean they are bad people. But when he says that 'we have the mind of Christ,' we've got to consider that.
"As we open our meetings with prayer, we've got to consider that there's a good possibility that we won't have the mind of Christ," Greene says. "Let's say we've got 10 people in a meeting, that we have 10 people's minds on this topic. What if we had the mind of Christ? What if we prayed, 'God's will be done'?"
Doing, so, Greene says, will influence another key area for believers at work. To find out what Greene calls the "second test" is, listen to the entire episode of At Work With God here, and be sure to subscribe to the At Work With God podcast for more inspiration and information on living the Spirit-filled life at work.
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