On the 11th Day of Christmas -- Eleven Pipers Piping -- The 11 Faithful Apostles -- A Message for Realtors!

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Real Estate Agent with Broker,Owner - Dreams Realty

I have asked my ministerial husband, Dr. John, to write a series on the 12 Days of Christmas in accordance with the Spiritual meaning of this famous song.  He has agreed, and sought and received permission from Dennis Bratcher, Executive Director of the CRI/Voice Institute, to excerpt and quote portions of the Institute's excellent analysis of The Twelve Days of Christmas.  I know you'll enjoy this series!

Here's an easy link to Day 10 

There were 11 Faithful Apostles: 1) Simon Peter, 2) Andrew, 3) James, 4) John, 5) Philip, 6) Bartholomew, 7) Matthew, 8) Thomas, 9) James bar Alphaeus, 10) Simon the Zealot, 11) Judas bar James.  (Luke 6:14-16). 

Obviously, the list does not include the twelfth disciple, Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus to the religious leaders and the Romans, nor as noted, Paul whose conversion on the road to Damascus was a monumental example of God's transformation of the worst of the lot to the most prolific.

Who are the apostles or disciples in your life as a Realtor?  

Who is faithful to your walk with the Lord in making sure the work they do for you is as you would do it for others?

Who can you trust with your life, your secrets, your responsibilities?

Who can you trust to represent you when speaking to others, and who can you trust to treat your clients as you would treat them in accordance with your Christian ethic?

Who do you know will be faithful no matter what (assuming there are no violations of law), and who do you "know" would turn if there was a better deal to be had?

I doubt that Jesus had any of these questions, but at opportune times He had many words for His disciples.  Even as Jesus spoke of His death to come and the rejection He was going to get from the religious leaders, he called the people unto Him with His disciples also, and said unto them, "Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." (Mark 8:34)

How loyal is your help, your partners, or your colleagues to your service to God and to real estate.  They can - and do - go hand in hand!  As does Christianity and Real Estate go hand in hand with service to God!

God bless you, and Happy New Year!

Comments (8)

Hugh Krone
Weichert Referral Associates - Hamburg, NJ
Realtor, Sussex County NJ

Terry,

I've learned alot over the past year about who I surround myself with. I'm still learning but I already know that it makes a major difference

Dec 28, 2007 01:22 AM
Terry Rasner-Yacenda
Broker,Owner - Dreams Realty - Reno, NV
"Dreams Realty"
Hi Hugh -- wow, you're quick.  I, too, have learned and continue to search and observe the "disciples" in the businessGod bless you!
Dec 28, 2007 01:28 AM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

I know a couple of disciples I trust my secerets in my life to...some of them are on ActiveRain©

I think you know one of them Terry... his name begins with a "J"..

=-)

Dec 28, 2007 06:45 AM
Terry Rasner-Yacenda
Broker,Owner - Dreams Realty - Reno, NV
"Dreams Realty"
Hi Alex -- you are so kind and authentic; I believe "J" feels the same wayGod bless you!
Dec 28, 2007 11:25 AM
Armando Rodriguez
QUEST REALTY SERVICES - Orlando, FL
Orlando Homes 4 Sale, Real Estate Broker-GRI

In our time people like Apostles are rare, but they do exist. When you do find them, don't let go!

BTW As I'm sure you know, in ACTS 1:26 Matthias was selected to replace Judas.

Take care & may GBU!

Dec 28, 2007 12:27 PM
Terry Rasner-Yacenda
Broker,Owner - Dreams Realty - Reno, NV
"Dreams Realty"

Thanks, Armando -- I love that you carefully read the scriptural blogs.  You are correct that Matthias was selected from a casting of lots by the Faithful 11.  It was believed at the time that whoever's stone was revealed or fell out of the urn first, was considered to the Lord's choice. Good catchCuriously, the Faithful 11 were chosen by Jesus, not by lots, as was Saul/Paul chosen by Jesus, as revealed in Acts 9:5.

Dec 28, 2007 12:45 PM
Armando Rodriguez
QUEST REALTY SERVICES - Orlando, FL
Orlando Homes 4 Sale, Real Estate Broker-GRI

Terry, although it was by lots they left it up to the Lord,

Act 1:24  

Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two YOU have chosen (NIV)

Fascinating isn't it?

take care & GBU!

Dec 28, 2007 01:01 PM
Terry Rasner-Yacenda
Broker,Owner - Dreams Realty - Reno, NV
"Dreams Realty"
Love this kind of exchange, Armando.  GBU!
Dec 28, 2007 01:09 PM