“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” Amos 3:3 A C.E.O. once said to a group of entrepreneurs, “Take my advice. Hire the best person for the job and save yourself a lot of headache.” Paul puts it this way, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.” 2 Cor. 6:14. You cannot successfully partner with someone who does not share your vision, your belief, values, and your goals. This goes for business, marriage, and even friendships. It is said: “A wise man chooses his friends with care, but......
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Is. 40:31. There is strength, ability, creativity, and sustaining power that is waiting for discovery. Sometimes it takes challenging times to make you discover your resilience; dangerous moments for you to discover your inner strength; discouraging words that make you discover your faith; and frustrating moments that make you discover your inner peace....
“We, however, will not boast beyond measure, but within the limits of the sphere which God appointed us – a sphere which especially includes you.” 2 Cor. 10:13. Some are called to represent God in the sphere of music, media, business, politics, religion, arts, sports, in full-time ministry, etc. Do not compare yourself with others. We each have our own calling, gifts, and talents according to purpose. Comparison with others can either lead to discouragement as you feel that you are not doing enough, or to pride because you think that you......
“Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.” John 5:17. God cares about your work. He declares that promotion or exaltation comes from Him. “For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another.” Ps. 75:6-7. With this in mind it is good to nurture a good work attitude and behavior. Work attitude relates to how you ‘feel’ about your work and your......
“Who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd and will accomplish all that I please; he will say of Jerusalem, Let it be rebuilt,” and of the temple, “Let its foundations be laid.” Is. 44:28. As you position yourself for greater influence and to be a solution to others, expect and believe for the seven-fold anointing of King Cyrus as found in Is. 45:1-3. God took a hold of his right hand and glorified him with: 1) Global influence. 2) Victory in warfare. 3) Multiple opportunities. 4) Open doors for new possibilities.......
“The royal official said to Jesus, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” Jesus replied, “You may go. Your son will live.” The man took Jesus at his word and departed.” (John 4:49-50) This royal official, a prominent man, had a need that money could not buy, and prominence that could not help him. He needed a miracle from God and he knew how to receive a miracle for his son and family. To Receive a Miracle from God: Be humble. Regardless of what you own, and who you are, make sure......
“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God.” (Ps. 92:12,13) In the Bible, we are mentioned more like trees than any other object, animal, even sheep or lambs. Not only are we mentioned like trees, but we are also encouraged to be a ‘planted tree’ to flourish, prosper, and bear much fruit. A tree that is planted is connected to its source for water and nourishment. Jesus spoke......
Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am”. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.'” (Ex. 3:13,14) God is so great and can do so much that it is not always humanly possible to comprehend and describe all His attributes and potential......
“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matt. 5:16). Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and we are His servants of salvation. His gift of salvation is released through His believers living and sharing the message of His Kingdom. You are His public relations servant telling others about the good news of His Kingdom. You are His hands extended reaching out to the hurting and showing the good works of His Kingdom. His love......
“But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things, will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matt. 6:33,34). Worry is a waste. It is a waste of energy, time, passion, and imagination. Worry is worthless work. Worry cannot change or rearrange things. Worry captivates and consumes the mind. It is a stealer of time and thought. It creates fear and destroys faith. Jesus encourages and commands us not to......