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No Room in the Inn

"And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2:7   What if you were the owner of the home or inn that Mary and Joseph visited over two thousand years ago when she was giving birth to Jesus?  Would you have made room for them?  Have you made room for Jesus in your heart, home and business this ho ...

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The Lord is My Chairman

“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 What business issues are you facing? Is the lord your chairman? What concerns have you been attempting to address on your own? The chairman is the highest ranking officer on the board of a corporation. Although there is a slight difference between the board chairman of a non-profit and a for-profit organization the basic responsibilities are the same. ...

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Enemies of the Cross

“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.” ~ Philippians 3:18   Are you an Enemy of the Cross?  Do you know how to recognize one? How do you avoid being one? The Apostle Paul never mixed his words.  In his writings, he was always intentional about being direct and honest.  In Philippians 3, after demonstrating his own comm ...

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Loving God

“Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’”  ~Matthew 22:37 Do you really love God?  How do you measure your love for God?  Is your love for God expressed in your relationships with those around you? During one of our coaching sessions, we evaluated how one of my clients rated various areas of his life to determine what was most im ...

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In Everything Give Thanks

“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:18 What are you thankful for in this holiday season?  Have you allowed your circumstances to overwhelm your heart of gratitude?  Can you be thankful no matter your circumstances? I don’t know about you, but as the year draws to a close and I reflect on God’s goodness, all He has done on my behalf, who He is, ...

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A Prostitute Saves the Day

“Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, ‘Go view the land, especially Jericho.’  So they went and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab, and lodged there.”  ~Joshua 2:1  Have you put God in a box?  Does someone have to be a Christian for God to use them?  Can God use secular entrepreneurs to carry out His purposes? The mistake we often make as Christians is ...

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Dominion Through Influence Versus Control

“You have made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; You have put all things under his feet.” — Psalm 8:6 What is the true meaning of Psalm 8:6?  What is your worldview of dominion?  How do you realize this through business? In 1492, Christian monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain issued the edict that all Jews should be driven out of Spain and its territories in an attempt to protect Christ ...

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Clarifying Your Calling

“Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.” ~Romans 8:30 What is calling you?  Do you know your calling?  Are you operating in your calling? The idea of being called by God and chosen for a purpose before we were even born can be a difficult concept for entrepreneurs to grasp.  They often believe they are in c ...

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Competitive Advantage

“And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.” ~I Corinthians 9:25. Do you know what makes your business unique? Have you crafted a competitive advantage? Does it have a clear redemptive purpose? I believe that the Apostle Paul was either an athlete or a very driven man. He was able to single-handedly write ...

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The Purpose of Work

“Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and keep it.”  Genesis 2:15 Why do we work?  Is work a curse from God and a consequence of our sin?  How does work fit into God’s overall plan for our lives? Growing up in a family that had plenty but did not always steward it well, with a mother who worked very hard but did not demand the same of her children, my attitude towards wor ...

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