B4T should be fun.  The more fun a person has, the more s/he will learn and the better s/he will perform. Treat each discovery like a present: unwrap it, and see what surprises it has in store. In your business, you have permission and in fact are obligated to continually redefine what you consider to be success.

Walking by faith is meant to be innovative. The house was full, a crowd blocked the door, but faith found a way of getting in. If we cannot get sinners to where Jesus is by ordinary methods, we must use extraordinary ones. If the door is closed, go through the window. If the window is also closed, go through the roof. And if that is to the discomfort of some believers, then so be it. The salvation of the lost is a greater priority. Surely as the tiles were being removed from the roof it created some fallout and dust, even danger for those who were below. Sharing the Gospel on any level, among any people, involves risk. We must never mind running some risks for the sake of the Gospel. Bold action is necessary if the lost are going to be found.

The world is constantly reinventing itself.  God is a creative God and we are made in His image. Creativity serves all the purposes and desires of the human race.  Thus, faith should be innovative, reaching some by unusual means; including the unreached who live behind closed doors.

Ask yourself, What are the boundaries for Christ in you?  Historically great people of the Bible have been uninhibited risk-takers. They enjoyed God.  They loved His assignment for their lives.  They were not afraid to break the barriers of customs and culture, even nature. They dug through roofs, walked on water – broke the rules. They dove into life head first. Let the herd graze where it will. But for you, put a little tabasco sauce on your Kentucky Fried Turkey and step out and risk it – by faith.

If we are not living scared, we are not walking by faith. Faith includes risk. –George Verwer

PATRICK LAI and his family have worked in SE Asia for over 37 years. His experience in doing business with Jesus has brought him to understand the meaning of work and worship in the marketplace. He started 14 businesses in four countries, six of which are still operating. Patrick and his wife, May, mentor and coach businesspeople working where there are few or no Christians. Check out Patrick’s latest book, Workship, now available in paperback and e-book.

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