Monday, September 07, 2009

How Christian Entrepreneurs Spend Labor Day

It's Labor Day. A day birthed from Marxist ideals in order to preserve animosity and unjust dominance of a people as it memorializes class warfare and division in the economic realm.

Today our family and fellow entrepreneurs are gathering to celebrate the fundamental ideals of Freedom and Free Enterprise, to promote a vision for economic opportunity by encouraging the pursuit of financial stability and freedom. I thought I'd share a couple of our fundamental ideals and some suggestions on how you might spend your day.

Being free even when we are not free

One of our fundamental convictions is that to become a free people and remain a free people it's our responsibility to cultivate the ability to see in men what they can become. This stems from our understanding that God in His sovereign wisdom lovingly afforded us the means to affect greatness in us His creation by not allowing all to be born into equal financial positions and status. He does however gift and uses divinely appointed circumstances to sanctify us, to cause maturity and to promote the responsible handling of that which He has entrusted to us. As His workmanship God has a vision of greatness for us and seeks to shape us into a people of Christian virtue which will affect reformation in the economic sector.

"And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship," Exodus 31:3

Another of our foundational convictions that we stand on for the preservation of freedom and free enterprise is a staunch opposition to the promotion of societal warfare, be it by class, status or color. This stems from our Lord's vision for us when He said,

"Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9,
and "But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house [divided] against a house falleth." Luke 11:17
Finally, for today, one just as dear to us as the rest because of it's cultural relevance and providentially aided preservation, the formation and solidity of a well ordered godly home. This has proven to be one of our greatest assets.

My sister and I are stay-at-home daughters. My father has been laid-off more than once simply because that is the nature of the job scene. We understand that employees are a resource and little else. Job security is an illusion.

We've not gone to work during these times however. We have cut back, reorganized, and worked together. We have launched home-based businesses wherein we worked together under our father's headship, applying our talents and sharing in and utilizing christian fellowship that is edifying to one another.

This has been the most rewarding and profitable application of our energies and gifting so far. We also have the self fulfillment, many seek, from being responsible for and investing ourselves in an aspect of our father's enterprise (or the transaction of trust Prov 31:11). We are seeing our applied creativity and work ethic affect successful monetary outcomes and also have seen family reformation with a vision for entrepreneurship multiplied outside our home producing further income and economic maturity. In our experience this is a woman's best use of her time and talent. Essentially it effects an economic reformation not only in our home but in the homes of others.

Recommended Resources for Your celebration of Freedom and Free Enterprise!

Watch Meet John Doe See how a christian ethic in the hearts of the a people can not be quenched and serves to cross and mend the divisions created and animosities stirred up by a Marxist agenda; revitalizing a people and the economy.

Read One Blood The bible teaches there is one race. Understand God's perspective and wisdom on the colors He created.

Visit Mr. Voddie Baucham's excellent blog and Ministry

Research the violent histories that were part of the creation of Labor Day.

Watch The Monstrus Regiment of Women. Feminism hurts women. From a consistently Christian perspective, The Gunn Brothers show how feminism has had a devastating impact on the church, state, and family.

Memorize a Quote
"A quote in honor of Labor Day: "There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work" ~Charles Spurgeon

Go meet someone you don't know and share the fundamentals of freedom and free Enterprise with them.

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