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 Relying on God’s Resources (His Wisdom). Are you experiencing God’s resource of His wisdom in your business?
This week we will focus on Relying on God’s Resources (His Guidance). My ideas always seem good until they don’t work like I thought they would. God promises in various places in His Word to provide guidance. How effective are you in making use of God’s resource of His Guidance in your business?
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT This passage is one we all should memorize, meditate on, and keep in the frontal of our minds. Have you experienced God directing your path as you trusted Him and sought His will? Why does it seem easier when we face disaster and harder in simple day-to-day decisions to trust Him and seek His will?
We can gather our thoughts, but the LORD gives the right answer. Commit your work to the LORD, and then your plans will succeed. Proverbs16:1,3 NLT As we gather our thoughts about a business situation, and then plan with the Lord, He directs our paths. Have you observed this process – how the Lord often leads you to adjusts your plans as you commit your work to Him?
Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD. Psalms 27:14 NLT Have you noticed how waiting on the Lord requires us to be brave and courageous?
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. Psalms 143:10 NLT Have you arrived at doing God’s will 100% of the time in business? Probably not! Ask God to you teach you to do His will, and to guide you by His Holy Spirit to where your footing is firm. This might result in a firm foundation you’re standing on, or it might result in Him giving you a firm footing on shaky ground. How’s your footing in your business?
Bit of Wisdom
But those who wait on the LORD will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NLT
Business By the Book Workshops are an excellent way to learn and review Biblical Business Principles. Prayerfully consider hosting a Business by the Book Workshop at your company or church?
BBB Groups help graduates of Business By the Book Workshops and Seminars apply Biblical Business Principles.
Forums Groups help one-another resolve difficult business issues using Biblical Business Principles through prayer, counsel, support, and accountability in a confidential closed group environment.
Business Leadership Forums are periodic events where business leaders share how applying Biblical Business Principles has impacted their business.
Paul Lantz, CBMC
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