CBMC Forums Focus: A weekly blog to enlighten, encourage and equip Christian business leaders to lead in business using Biblical Business Principles.
Biblical Business Principle
Last week we focused on Jesus and Business. Do you sense Jesus’ interest in your business?
This week we will focus on Shining Your Light. Is your light shining through your business?
“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:14-16 NLT
Like many cities, NYC is not on a hill, but as you approach it, its light shines brightly. As Christian business people, our lights shine brightly as we die to self and let the Holy Spirit lead us. How do we hide our light? (1) By being quiet when the Holy Spirit is prompting us to speak. (2) Going along with what’s popular instead of what’s biblical. (3) Denying there even is a light. (4) Letting sin dim our light. (5) Not explaining our light to others. (6) Ignoring the needs of others. Is your light shining in your business life? Ask some fellow Christians in your business life what they see.
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12 NLT We are like the moon, we simply reflect the light of Jesus. Are you a beacon of truth – shining in your business life? Do your products / services reflect the light? Does how you deliver them reflect the light? This world desperately needs some light!
Bit of Wisdom
“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you.” Luke 11:33-36 NLT
Business By the Book Workshops are an excellent way to learn and review Biblical Business Principles. Have you hosted 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.
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