Forums Focus: A weekly blog to enlighten, encourage and equip Christian business leaders to lead in business using Biblical Business Principles.

Biblical Business Principles – Last week we focused on profit. Is God being glorified by your profits?

This week we will focus on Thanksgiving Tune-up. Are you a thankful person the other 364 days of the year, including in your business?

No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT No matter what happens? How can we be thankful when the bottom falls out? When nothing is working right?

Verse 18 is preceded by – Always be joyful. Keep on praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 NLT The key is be joyful and keep talking with God.

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again — rejoice! Philippians 4:4 NLT We may not always be full of joy, but we can always rejoice! Rejoicing is an act of the will. Praising God helps us move from gloom to joy. How do you move from gloom to joy?

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NLT Talking with God helps us gain God’s perspective. Do you have regular talks with God? Do you tend to talk less when gloom has set in?

Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Colossians 4:2 NLT

Bit of Wisdom
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies. Psalm 107:1-2 NLT

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