Cosby Show Star Job Shamed? Restoring the Dignity, Privilege, and Honor of Work
Anything worth having you must work hard for it! When we work hard for things we appreciate what we get. Geoffrey Owns, a Cosby Show star, speaks out after being ‘job shamed’ because he is working at Trader Joe’s! He was hurt by the comments that have been made yet responds to this in a positive way.
Geoffrey is interviewed on ABC News and remarks to this ‘job shaming’. “This business of my being ‘this Cosby guy’ who got shamed for working at Trader Joe’s, that’s going to pass…I hope what doesn’t pass is this idea that people are now thinking. This re-thinking about what it means to work…the honor of the working person and the dignity of work and I hope that this period that we’re in now with a heightened sensitivity of that and a reevaluation of what it means to work and the reevaluation of the idea that some jobs are better than others. Because that’s actually not true. There is no job that is better than another job! It might pay better, it might have better benefits, it might look better on a resume’ and on paper but actually it’s not better. Every job is worthwhile and valuable and if we have a rethinking about that because of what’s happened to me, that would be great.”
We are grateful to Geoffrey for speaking out! What is the value of work? Many people don’t understand the journey to get to where they want to be. Many times, you must start in a position in a job/industry you don’t really want, to get to where you want to be. Our work is valuable! In our work we can serve other people which is ultimately serving God! Your work matters to God and it is what we do to serve others. We can learn character as we work, we learn time management, how to work under authority, we learn to work as a team, and so much more. Also, our work is where we serve God. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. “ Colossians 3:23-24 ESV Work is where we glorify God and we let our light shine to lead others to Jesus. We must look at every job and people working jobs, in this way because all work is valuable.
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Prophecy; Those Who Stand with the Lord Will Have His Words in their Mouths, Beware of the Storms in September – Hank Kunneman
A Call to Prayer and Intercession
“As we have exited the month of August and have entered the month of September, I am calling for the people of God to enter into a time of prayer and intercession. God is looking for a people who will stand on the Lord’s side for such a time as this!
“I pray you carefully read this prophetic word below declared by the Spirit of God a few weeks ago.
Prophecy spoken by Hank Kunneman on Aug. 12, 2018 at the Lord of Hosts Church in Omaha, Nebraska:
The Enemy’s Brewing Storm
“So, I speak to you now as there are storms in August, forming and stirring to counter what I am doing. Look to September, for the enemy has said, ‘We shall cause September to be violent. We shall cause September to be chaotic and cause September to be filled with rage and with storms.’
The Marked Ones: He Has Given You Authority
“But who shall stand,” says the Lord, “and speak upon this land, ‘Peace be still?’ For I have given you authority and I have given you power, but it shall not come if you point your finger; for I cannot and will not move through those who lift a finger of accusation, of hatred, racism, judgment or prejudice.
“I will not use those who sow discord! But I look to those in this land that I may mark upon their forehead as I did in My Word when I marked those who cried out, because of the abominations and the things that were done in the land.
Who Will Stand?
“Who shall be those who stand? In the month of August, where the storm is brewing and desires to manifest itself in the month of September, who shall stand on the Lord’s side,” says the Spirit of God, “and say, ‘We shall stand and not point our finger, but we shall be marked with the mark of thy spirit of intercession?‘
“For if it is you who stand with Me,” says the Lord, “then I will cause a grace to rest upon you, and I will put My words in your mouth, and you will shift atmospheres, you will shift territories. But do not be alarmed as the ground shakes and shakes and shakes.”
We are seeing this shaking take place in America right now and Pastor John Kilpatrick, with Church of His Presence, prophesied about this as well. Be encouraged, as the Church, to go back to the Gospels and read how Jesus responded to what was going on around Him. We can learn from that how to “be about the Father’s business” no matter what is going on in the world. Our peace in the midst of chaos is a witness to those who see us and can lead the lost to Jesus. You can read our stories at Meet My Father and make the decision to follow Jesus if you haven’t already. Also make sure to write to us at [email protected] we want to hear from you! Greg and John shared in this segment.