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An article on how to turn your business
money strategies over
to God and expect God to bless your business
Turn Your Business Over
to God and Expect to be Blessed
By Bill Sitter
Turn your business over to God and expect to be blessed.
The premise is simple enough - commit to operating your
business - small or large - in accordance with Godly
principles and be prepared for God to prosper your enterprise.
My good friend, Mitch Kersh of Execunet Ministries
used Luke 5:1-8 to prove this point. Jesus was preaching
by the Sea of Galilee and the crowds pressed around
to listen. Jesus asked Simon (Peter) to take him away
from the shore so he could sit and teach the multitudes.
Peter was a fisherman and his boat was the primary business
asset. He made a quick decision to turn his best business
resource over to God.
Now comes the exciting part. Jesus finished His sermon
and asked Peter to go fishing. Peter and his companions
were fishing professionals who had fished hard all night
and caught nothing. Still, Peter listened to Jesus and
the record catch filled and nearly broke the nets of
Peter used his business for God's purposes and Jesus
repaid him with a harvest of fish. As business leaders
we would do well to seek creative ways to use our assets,
and our God-given talents, to honor God not only in
what we say or because we have a Christian symbol in
our advertising, but in our daily actions.
Employees, customers, suppliers and other observers
should see something special about the operation of
a Christian run enterprise. Even non-believers should
be captivated by a spirit of excellence and fairness
and by the attitude of a team of employees who know
they are valued. Also, they should observe good fruit
- good results - as the Lord Jesus honors those who
honor Him and His Father.
So, let's turn to advice from James 1:5 and ask God
for wisdom. Seek "God ideas" on how to run
"our business" - which is really "His
business" for God. Then, get ready for a record