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Genesis- A Movie Special Event

There is a battle raging about the role of God in the creation of the earth. What do you believe? Why do you believe it? Come and find out more about the science of creation this Thursday, February 23, 2017. Learn the view of creation that you will not be allowed to see in main stream media.

From the description about this special event:

IS GENESIS HISTORY? is a fascinating new look at the biblical, historical, and scientific evidence for Creation and the Flood. Learn from more than a dozen scientists and scholars as they explore the world around us in light of Genesis.

Find out where the movie showing near you here.

This special event will be held on one night only, February 23. Check the website for a theater near you.

I encourage CEBN members, especially those with older children, to view this film and discuss what you learn.

Build your faith by learning how God’s Word and science support the view that God created the earth and everything in it.  You will come away inspired and encouraged.

 

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Time to Pray and Plan!

As the new work week starts, re-dedicate yourself for seeking the Lord’s guidance. As you realize the importance of planning for your business, remember to first give even greater priority to seeking God’s wisdom. Without God, we can do nothing, the Bible says. That which will last and make a difference for the Kingdom of God must be done with the wisdom of the Lord. Get wisdom from God by asking for it through prayer.

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Time to Pray and Plan

Welcome to a new week!

A new week gives you a fresh start and an opportunity to make the most of the time God had given you.

Before you plan, pray.

Join me and choose a passage of Scripture to read and meditate on and pray for God’s guidance before you plan your week.

Let’s invite God and HIS wisdom and creativity to guide us through the week.

For a weekly devotional guide and business planner, take a look at my Pray and Plan Prayer Journal and Goals Guide.

The planner is an instant download you print at home. Get started today planning each week after intentionally seeking God’s guidance for clarity and growth.

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Share your plans for the week so we can pray for one another.

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Christian Business Devotional

Seek God’s Creative Solutions

God is the ultimate source of all creativity. Seek his answers in prayer. He will guide you.

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Christian Business Devotional

God and Your Mountain

God and your mountain
God will choose which is best in your situation.
He will either:
-Move the mountain
-Level and destroy the mountain
-Get you over the mountain
God is a creative God who owns the cattle on a thousand hills and inhabits His place sitting in the circle of the earth. He is not only all-knowing but he is all good. He is your Maker and knows you better than anyone else. He created you to do the good works he has just for you. You can trust him to remove every obstacle and get you over any hurdle. He is your all- powerful God who loves you. Go before God in prayer today. Tell him about your mountains and he will show you what to do. Wait for him to take you over, take you through or go a whole different way. God’s got this! Do not fear. Obey God no matter how unusual his way may seem. God’s creativity knows no limits.

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Christian Business Devotional

Contentment In Context

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. Philippians 4:11-12

These powerful and often-quoted verses about contentment are found surrounded by verses that gives us additional instructions about the secret to living a life of contentment.

Let’s take a look at some of these and how they can help us to be content in every situation, a task which is difficult for most of us.

> do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 6-7

Earlier in this chapter, Paul talks about the reality of anxiety and offers us an antidote. We are not to be anxious about anything. How do we accomplish such a difficult task? By praying, asking God for what we need and doing so with a grateful heart. To begin, prayer is the foundation of freedom from anxiety and the peace that only God can give. We are to pray without ceasing, in every situation to keep us from anxiety. Praying and then following the direction God gives you in prayer will keep you from anxiety. You will rest in the fact that you are obeying God so whatever happens is in his hands and all things will work together for your good, no matter how difficult the outcome may seem.

Secondly, we are to seek God for what we need. The word “supplication”, used 60 times in the Bible, means more than just ask. It is from a Latin verb meaning to plead humbly. The sense of the word includes both an earnest, heartfelt asking and a sense of humility. Jesus reminds us to seek, ask and knock, knowing that our Heavenly Father wants to provide for our needs. In the Parable of the Unjust Judge in Luke chapter 18, Jesus teaches us that “ that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” by telling of a persistent widow who kept seeking what she needed until she got it. We are to go boldly before the throne of grace to find what we need, knowing that it is the grace of God and the sacrifice of Jesus that makes it possible for us to do so. Our humility is a response to the love and grace of God which amazingly makes us his sons and daughters.

The third part of our safety from anxiety involves an attitude of gratitude. Our prayers for more must be accompanied by gratitude for what the Lord has already given us. Remembering God’s past blessing, care and provision for us as well as his present keeping of us, makes us realize that just as he has done, he will continue to do. We have no need to be anxious having a Father who has already proven himself faithful and true. We see in how he has cared for us a Father who loves us so much and wants the best for us. We can rest in that truth and find peace instead of anxiety. By resisting anxiety in this life, we can find contentment through trust in God and his care for us.

> Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8
Bad thoughts lead to more bad thoughts and bad behavior. Thoughts are powerful and as children of God, we must be very careful to guard our thoughts from assault by the enemy of our souls. We are to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. As we are being conformed to the image of Christ, our thoughts should reflect his thoughts and his character. Therefore, Paul wants us only to think on praise-worthy topics. When your mind starts to wander elsewhere, stop it by asking God to help you. Keeping your thoughts on what matters to God will keep you in a state of contentment.

> I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Finally, I think we can see that contentment is hard to find in Western culture. So much of the loudest parts of culture flaunt discontent as a way of life. As a Christian, fighting for contentment is a day-to-day or even a moment-to-moment concern. Without Christ, this is impossible to overcome. But with Christ who is our strength, we can do all things. We can be content with what we have right now and where we are right now through the strength of Christ. More than that, we can everything else God asks of us including being free from anxiety, praying with gratitude and keeping our thoughts rightly focused all through the strength of Christ. What reason then could we have to not be content today? We serve a God who loves us and strengthens us in every trial and in every victory. Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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Christian Business Devotional

The Lord Gives Us Power to Be Successful

Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who
gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the
covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.
Deuteronomy 8:18
Lord, I need your wisdom. I come to you seeking knowledge and understanding, especially in the difficult parts of my business. There is knowledge I need to grow my business and there are people and situations that I need to understand in order to serve you through my business. I trust you to give me the wisdom that I seek. Thank you for being the gracious God that gives me wisdom.

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Christian Business Devotional

Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who

gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the
covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.
Deuteronomy 8:18
Lord, I need your wisdom. I come to you seeking knowledge and understanding, especially in the difficult parts of my business. There is knowledge I need to grow my business and there are people and situations that I need to understand in order to serve you through my business. I trust you to give me the wisdom that I seek. Thank you for being the gracious God that gives me wisdom.

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Grow The Fruit Of The Spirit In Me

The fruit of the Spirit if a gift of God given to believers who have faith in Jesus Christ. We are being confirmed to God’s image and need to be confident that he who began a good work in us will continue it to the day of Christ Jesus. Pray without ceasing that God will continue to grow the fruit of the Spirit in you do that others will know you belong to Christ and will be drawn to him through you.

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Christian Business Devotional

Follow God

You can trust God to guide you every step of your business journey. He may lead you into the unfamiliar but he will never leave you. Just as God led Abraham out of his land and the Israelites into theirs, God wants to lead and guide you in all of your decisions. Seek him in prayer today.