Category Archives: The Christian Trader

The Christian Trader: The Face of Christ

Tweet Sunlight through the stained-glass window paints the face of Christ on the hardwood floor of the church. –Terry Chitwood The face of Christ, radiant on the church’s floor, illustrates the divinity of humility. Lying prostrate on the hardwood floor brings us into the right relation to God. Grounded in Christ, we can turn our…

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The Christian Trader: Deliver Us from Evil

Tweet And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen (Matthew 6:13, KJV). Evil is woven into the fabric of the universe, a black thread weaving its way through our lives, an earthquake destroying the old and the new…

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The Christian Trader: Seeking God

Tweet “And without faith it is impossible to please him. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:6, RSV). Paradox Seeking God through trading is a paradoxical concept. On one hand, trading seems to be a mechanized business devoid of spirituality….

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The Christian Trader: Gabriel’s Announcement

Tweet The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come down to you, and God’s power will come over you. So your child will be called the holy Son of God” (Luke 1:35, Contemporary English Version). Awaken If you are receptive, the God seed will symbolically impregnate you, injecting you with a higher perspective, leading you…

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The Christian Trader: Entwined with God

Tweet bright maroon vines entwined wholly bound to God –Terry Chitwood If we are wholly bound to God, there is no separation between God and us. We’re continually connected to God. Wondrous or dangerous? Or both? A Consuming Fire Being bound to God is dangerous. “For our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:29, KJV)….

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The Christian Trader: A Bright Halo

Tweet white swan a bright halo against a stormy sky –Terry Chitwood The market, like a stormy sky, roils across the screen, leaving havoc in its wake: broken trades . . . broken traders. Wild winds stir the broken pieces, rearranging them in a new way like an artist at play. Creative chaos rules the…

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The Christian Trader: Glory to God

Tweet Gloria in excelsis Deo echoes off the monastery’s walls lingering on the wind –Terry Chitwood Have mercy on us. Traders, especially, need mercy since most traders don’t realize trading is a spiritual process. Praise God . . . with all your heart, with all your soul, with your whole being—while trading.  Let your trading…

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The Christian Trader: Temptation

Tweet 4 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. 3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son…

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The Christian Trader: Leaving the Old

Tweet 18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. 19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and…

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The Christian Trader: Suffering

Tweet 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me (Galatians 2:20, KJV). Realization “Thus while freedom from sin is…

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