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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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The Fall of Babylon

“And he cried out with a loud voice saying Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!” Revelation 18:2 How are you operating your business?  Are you using the Babylonian ways or the ways of God? Can you discern the Babylonian ways? Babylon, an ancient city in the Old Testament between the Tig ...

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The Great Commission Strategy

How did you come to Christ?  Who was the disciple whose commitment to the Great Commission led you to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?  How are you demonstrating your commitment to the Great Commission through your business? “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). I recently heard a story of a kingdom business steward who, after many years of sharing the Gos ...

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The Purpose of Prayer

…For your heavenly Father knows that you nee d all these things. Matthew 6:32b Have you ever wondered why you need to pray if God already knows everything you need?  Does prayer really make a difference?  What would happen if you do not pray? If God already knows everything we need then why is prayer necessary?  God does know everything you need, but even so, without prayer God cannot release your needs to ...

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From Mission Impossible to Possible

But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "with men this is impossible but with God all things are possible."   —  Matthew 19:26   Have you ever had an assignment or project that you felt in your heart there is no way I can do this?  Is your business facing a challenge that seems impossible for you to overcome?  The fact is most kingdom assignments are impossible for us to carry out in our own strength.  T ...

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Forsaking All!

“So when they brought their boat to land, they forsook all and followed Him.”  —  Luke 5:11 Have you really given up everything for Christ?  Are you operating your business based on biblical principles out of a sense of religious duty or  a recognition that  your business is God’s business?  What are you holding back from the Lord? There is a difference between doing things for God and letting God do things ...

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