My Grace-Full Life

3.25.22 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Christian’s Resume

TODAY’S SIGNATURE VERSE ••• For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV) 

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today, I’m breaking my own rule a little bit. I’ve made it a point not to share too many details about my career on this page because that is not the point of My Grace-Full Life. Some of you know what I do for a living, but most do not. I wear a lot of hats — working full time for my Chamber of Commerce, but I also own my own company through which I am a professional resume writer.  

I tell you all of this because today, I’m sharing a project I recently finished — a faith-based project born out of something I do professionally. And I thought a resume based on a Christian journey was an interesting idea. I Googled it, curious if anyone had put something similar together, but didn’t find anything. So, I made one. This project is something I’ve been picking up and putting down for about four months…. I have called it “The Christian’s Resume.”  

A resume is an important tool because it succinctly tells the story of where you were, where you are, and where you’re going. It’s a high-level overview of a person’s experience. The best resumes are going to present a solid basis of a person’s background without overwhelming the reviewer with less relevant details. And a great resume will factually paint a picture of success without getting lost in the minutia. And that’s what, I hope, “The Christian’s Resume” offers. A snapshot of where a Christian starts and their steps along the journey. The outline presented is based on my timeline. Yours may look different, but we all start at the same point.

“The Christian’s Resume” is meant to give a believer something to think about and consider for their own life and personal faith journey. Some elements will be universally true — we are all sinners in need of a Savior. When we repent — the same story will hold true, no matter the details. In short — we have the same plotline, even if it’s a different story.

You’re welcome to download the Christian’s Resume here. The first page is a timeline based on my story. Your resume may or may not include a Prodigal section (I truly hope it doesn’t, but no judgment if it does — clearly, mine does!). The second page is a list of the Scriptures referenced in the first. But the foundation of “The Christian’s Resume” is based on my personal life verse — Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

Again, I hope this gets you thinking about your own journey. And though I’ve divulged a little more about my professional life than normal, please know that my intent is solely to share the why behind the project. My Grace-Full Life will never be a vehicle to promote my work.

Today, as you pray, thank God for the journey you’re on. Then, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you through whatever part of your Christian career you’re in…. Whether you’re a new believer or a seasoned believer — ask Him to guide you, teach you, grow you, and most of all — make you more like Jesus.

SHARING ••• My Grace-Full Life is written by Denise Heidel. You are welcome to share anything I write, but please credit my writing and graphics accordingly. Visit www.MyGraceFullLife.com to read past blogs. Subscribe through my website to have My Grace-Full Life delivered to your email. You can unsubscribe at any time. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the NKJV translation.

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