Employment Opportunities

D L Henderson
3 min readNov 14, 2023

November 11, 2023

This is the first of a series of articles I wrote in the mid 1970’s to share with my neighbors about some special news: God loves each and every one of us and has a wonderful plan for your life!

Does this sound too trite and oh so passé for today’s intellectually advanced citizenry? You can do what you will with it…

Anyways, here it is with minor edits; major edits will be noted in {} brackets…

Perhaps you have never experienced God’s love, let alone trusting Him to plan your life. Well, the reason might be that first, you need to open your heart to His forgiveness. {If you don’t know of anything you need forgiveness for, you can stop reading immediately. And oh, by the way, how are your own plans working out for you?}

Now, everyone likes to groom themselves before meeting someone special like before a date or a job interview. So, how does one groom themselves spiritually? {If we don’t know the proper dress code, we just stand before a mirror in bewilderment.} We need a shower, and unless we get properly dressed, we know we will not even get a foot in the door.

{I am talking about the inner self. The shower is the need for forgiveness of sins. The change of clothes is receiving a new nature, inclined to live a godly life instead of the self-centered nature we were born with.}

God does not want anyone to be left jobless. He has a place and a purpose for everyone. He has provided Jesus to become our servant, our personal Valet, of sorts, to prepare us, to make us presentable for the occasion. {God has also given us a personal Advisor to guide us into proper attitudes and behaviors, meaning, the Advocate, the Holy Spirit.}

Jesus sacrificed an awful lot to get that job as our Valet and for us to be ushered into the KIngdom of God. He was crucified for our transformation. He alone can get us in the door… {In fact, He is the door. He is the one and only Human Resource Manager responsible for our hiring.} See John 10:1–9.

What can we do if we ignore this job opportunity?

{We often think to do the right thing, perhaps that we are already working for God, but how do we really know what cascading effects are for what we do, what we are actually accomplishing? After all, how do we know what is good? The Bible says, “all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our mistakes sweep us away.” — Isaiah 64:6}

{if you would like to know more about jobs in the kingdom of heaven, about God’s plan for your life, about God’s love and forgiveness, you could respond to this reworked article, but the far better idea is to start reading what Jesus has said in the Bible, and you can begin a prayer life, starting to talk with Jesus, to ask Jesus to come into your life, to give you the position He has prepared for you.}

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D L Henderson

Born 1950; HS 1968; Born again 1972; Cornell ILR; Steward, Local President/Business Agent; Husband, father, grandfather; winner/loser/everything in between