A show for marketplace Christians to energize and encourage you to live out your faith every day, right where you are. Begin your day with Christ-centered ideas to share your joy with those around you. Add in weekly interviews with other like-minded Christians so you can share in their joy and learn how they make Jesus visible in their workplace every day.”
Loving Others Makes Jesus Visible - 1 John 4:8
What difference does it make that God is love. We hear that. I, if you're like me, you've heard that. What difference does it make that God is love? If God is so loving, how come his people look like Mike Henry? Because Mike Henry has a lot of trouble. Mike Henry doesn't love much of anything, but himself, if I'm totally honest and it's something I struggle with on a regular basis, I'm challenged to love other people. And I want to love other people. And I believe that God has set it up so that we love other people. That's the way that they discover about God. This love that he is he's inseparable from his love. It's like trying to separate the heat from the fire. They, they don't separate. The fire comes with heat. God is love. It means that. True love is God.
Punch In With God - 1 Samuel 3:4
Samuel said here I am to God. This phrase "here I am" is a key phrase for us in the Bible. It tells God that we're available to do what he would have us do. It also marks this line in our life where we are telling God, and we're telling ourselves that we're available to be his person to do what he wants. Here I am is my way of getting on the clock. It's my way of punching in and saying, okay, Jesus. Here I am today. I'm your person. Would you please put me to work in the lives of the people that I interact with today? Every single person I meet is a potential opportunity for me to listen to God and do what he says. Every choice I make, every action I take. They're all opportunities for me to listen to God and do what he says.
Encore - What Motivates You? - 1 Samuel 14:6
What motivates you? Do you do anything because God makes you uncomfortable enough to ask? Has God asked you to do something that can only be explained by your faith in Christ? Jonathan took a chance and went and fought the Philistines when Israel was outnumbered. He took the risk because he didn’t like living safely. When you trust God you will do things that appear to be risky. Others, who see you take the risk, will ask. Will you be prepared to answer? And, when you act trusting God, you will get an opportunity to explain your actions to others. Will you give God the credit?
Encore - How to Know with Confidence - Job 19:25
How do you know with confidence what you believe and why is it important to know? Our settled knowledge of God enables us to face difficulty and resistance. The more tested our knowledge, the more confidence we have. Study the scripture, walk with God and think about what you know about God. Your confidence testifies to the truth of what you know about God. And our knowledge of God and trust in Him pulls us through difficulties, too!
Encore - How to Build Spiritual Strength - Psalm 46:10
How do we build spiritual strength? Today is the start of our next Marketplace Mission Trip and we begin with prayer. Prayer is the beginning of everything. We build spiritual strength like we build physical strength, through trials and tribulations. We have to pray, trust God, and let Him build that strength in us. Pray for God to show you the ways you need to trust in Him more. Pray for Him to show you ways to show Him to your co-workers during this mission trip and come leave us a comment or send us an email and tell us about how God is working in you this week.
Encore - Spiritual Needs & Relationships Outside of Our Faith Network with Keith Davis
In this week’s episode of the Follow of One podcast, Mike speaks with Keith Davis. Keith is a Minister for First Baptist Church Owasso here in Oklahoma. He oversees all of the local, regional and international mission efforts for the church! Please welcome him to the community!
Episode Breakdown 1:05 – Meet Keith Davis 3:30 – Keith’s change to Mission Efforts 4:40 – COVID’s Impact on First Baptist Owasso 7:00 – theMission with Keith 13:00 – Keith’s Thoughts on The Marketplace Mission Trip 17:35 – Inspiring Faith at Work Story 19:15 – Taking Your Faith to The Next Level 25:05 – Connect with Keith & First Baptist Church Owasso What are your needs? We all have different needs because we walk different lives but something in common between all followers of Christ are spiritual needs. What type of spiritual needs do you have? Keith talks with Mike about The Mission through First Baptist Church Owasso, which provides services to the needy but more importantly provides spiritual resources to those in a better environment. Most of the time we want to help people based on the few common things, however, your spiritual being is just as important. When is the last time you “fed” your spirit? What does replenishing your spirit look like for you? Is it praying consistently? How about doing something only for the benefit of someone else? Comment below with your favorite way to feed the soul!
Building Relationships with Lost People What type of relationships are you a part of? Do all of your friends believe in God? Sometimes, especially as we get older, we tend to have a set group of friends and stick with that group. Never expanding, or moving forward. It is a very special thing and should be cherished but Keith talks about how there are some very important reasons to make an extra effort in building relationships with non-believers. Why? Because it builds understanding. It structures new ways to think about things and gives you the opportunity to have a genuine, judgment-free, friendship with someone who may need your help getting on the path to God. Don’t take your neighbor for granted. Even if they are opposed to your beliefs, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from them and in turn, they learn from you! Do you have any experience with this? Let us know so we can share in our community!
Connect with Keith Keith’s Linkedin First Baptist Church Owasso theMission Ministry Page
Heart of gold!
Mike Henry and Follower of One are the real deal. The guests and content can help us all live out our faith better every day! Best of all - teaching that we are workplace missionaries is such a needed Avenue. Thanks for sharing your passion with others.
Waking up to hear Encouragement
This podcast is an encouragement to listen to each morning before heading off to work. It helps you focus on ways to show encouragement to your coworkers who struggle just like you do in living out their lives pleasing to God. But we can encourage each other and those around us to follow God who is always there to help us throughout each day. Thank you Mike Henry for this podcast.
Great and diverse podcast!
I love the variety of interviews and content on how to live this faith in and outside of the workplace