Christian Inspiration
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4 steps to attaining success with Christian Inspiration

Sometimes, we examined how to do things quicker and better, yet we miss the important step of what exactly motivates or inspires us. When we are influenced by the Holy Spirit, we have a wide range of capabilities with which to work. When we are empowered by Christian inspiration we “can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth us” (Phil. 4:13). The book of Job says: “But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.” (Job 32:8)

One of the most essential things to remember as we explore our Christian inspiration is that when we are influenced we must use our motivation for the glory of God and to do His will. Jesus tells us: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt. 6:33) We must first seek His righteousness and His will before we will be able to use His inspiration for both His glory and our growth and benefit.

There are 4 steps to attaining success with Christian Inspiration.

1. Ask God for the inspiration that you need. “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and ye will find; knock, and it will be opened unto you” (Matt. 7:7) God wants us to ask Him for His wisdom God and Holy Spirit, so that we may be truly inspired. James tells us: If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. (James 1:5)

2. Recognize that all we have is from God and that everything we do should be to proclaim God’s glory. God provides us His Spirit and His inspiration so that we may boldly proclaim Him to others as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Job says of God: “With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.” (Job 12:12-13) God holds all the wisdom in the earth and only He can freely dispense of it.

3. Christian inspiration must be practiced. So often we are given a gift and we do not use it. Just like any skill we might learn, Christian inspiration is most effectively used long-term when we practice it daily. When you are inspired or have inspired thought about something you have been struggling with, write it
down, or immediately put it into action. God will continue to bless and inspire us to be a blessing to others when we daily put into practice what God gives us.

4. Purpose in your heart to intentionally use the wisdom and the inspiration God gives you for His glory and His purpose. Once we are given wisdom and inspiration, we have a tremendous responsibility to use it prudently. Jesus Himself tells us: “But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” (Lk.12:48b).

Follow these 4 basic steps to get Inspired as a Christian. When you consistently apply your Christian Inspiration and spend time with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on a daily basis, you will be able to tap into a nearly limitless supply of inspiration. Don’t forget to take the time to study God’s word. Read your bible and meditate on the Word of God daily.

 

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How to Use a Motivational Video To Get People Going

If you want a little inspiration to get your feet moving in the right direction, sometimes all it takes is a motivational video. Something to lift you out of your funk and get you back to the real world again. If you need to create motivational videos for your business or if you just think it’s fun to watch some good examples, then this article is for you. How motivational videos really work.

motivational video

You can start with a motivational quote that you think will inspire someone, like “never give up!” or “give up today!” This could also be a motivational poem or even an affirmation. The key here is that you are creating a video that gives the person watching a sense of hope or encouragement by saying something like, “This is going to get better,” “I have more in me than I thought I did,” or “I can do this.”

When you are doing this, it’s important that the video also includes music. The music should keep the viewer’s spirits up while they are watching the video and it should also help to remind the person watching of what they’re doing at the time of the video. For example, if you’re giving someone a motivational speech, then the music would be an effective way to help keep their spirits high throughout the presentation.

When making your motivational quotes or videos, make sure that they make a statement that is clear, without a lot of fluff or unnecessary words. You do not want the viewer to get distracted because they’re getting so caught up in what they are seeing that they end up losing sight of what the video was trying to say in the first place. Remember, a video cannot make you feel better or convince you that something is right, but it can be a useful tool to help you.

If you are trying to make a video yourself, make sure to find someone else who is skilled at creating these videos. Finding someone who is experienced is the first thing to do if you want to succeed. The reason for this is that a good video will be more likely to catch the attention of the viewer if it has been done by someone who knows how to properly place it. and then to use it well.

Great motivational quotes or videos can make a huge difference in someone’s day. They can bring on a great sense of hope that things are going to get better and that there is a reason to keep going when things look like they’re not going to get any better. If you know how to do it right, you can easily get people to feel that way by using a motivational video.

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Christian Entrepreneurs – Learning to Become the Best

In the business world, many Christians are finding new ways to bring God’s love and mercy into their lives and work for Christian entrepreneurs. This is a growing trend in the church and on the Internet. This growth of Christianity is not being achieved by Christianity alone, but it is also an outcome of more Christians becoming interested in the Christian entrepreneurship industry.

Christian entrepreneurs

For Christians, the Bible says, “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who have been called according to his purpose.” Christians need to become the best that they can be in the business world. There are many Christian entrepreneurs who are using the Bible as a guide to help them develop their businesses and make it profitable. By looking at the word of God, we can use it to bring us into a state of being that will help us be successful in our businesses.

Christians have many opportunities that lie in their businesses. The Bible teaches that the God of Israel built the first houses in the earth and that he also has His promises to Israel. So, when we see those promises, we can look at them as an opportunity and take advantage of that.

The Christian entrepreneur also has to use their mind to create things that are pleasing to the Lord. The Holy Spirit is leading the Christian to do what is right. He wants us to prosper in the way that He wants us to flourish. By making sure that we are doing the right thing, we will find that the Lord will give us more blessings from the success that we have in our businesses.

It is very important for Christian to always be focused on the Lord and how He wants them to prosper in their business. Christian entrepreneurs also need to know that God can be found through their studies and research. God can be found in the Word of God. The Bible says, “God is spirit, and His wisdom is knowledge.”

When you understand that you can find God through studying, you can use that information to get to know God better and find ways to bring more people to Him. When you find God, you will be able to teach the Word of God to others. and share the Word of God. This is the best way to increase God’s Kingdom in the world.

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Pandemic, Priorities, and Promotions

Perhaps this is a question you may be struggling with right now and yes, it’s a bit of a controversial subject depending on where your priorities are. “Should I be marketing and pushing my business right now amidst this global COVID-19 madness?”

Covid-19

As a Christian, my focus should be on spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and salvation. There’s no bigger need for a savior than now. However, I’m also an online marketer. Many marketers will no doubt see this pandemic as another opportunity to make more money. Just keep in mind, what I’m talking here is making money ‘during’ a crisis and not making money ‘from’ a crisis.

Unfortunately, some marketer’s business ethics are less than desirable. For example, hoarding and price gouging or attempting to take advantage of others in some other way in their time of need or out of greed is just plain wrong and yet we see people doing just that. Peddlers selling false hope and scammers out in full force.

 

Fact: We know that marketers use fear to motivate consumers to buy, donate or otherwise comply.

To use fear to drive someone to action you must prove the following to the consumer,

  1. You are likely to be affected.
  2. When it affects you, it will be painful.
  3. You have the ability to avoid this pain.

It would appear that we have the perfect formula above if we were to embrace this fear-based marketing tactic. Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way.  As a matter of fact, it’s quite possible to market our business with love instead of fear.

Jesus used tactics and strategies that both you and your ideal prospects would feel good about. Jesus Had a Marketing Strategy!

Although Jesus loved everyone, He chose to spend nearly all of his time mainly ministering to His 12 followers (disciples) and that eventually spread His message to the entire world. Principles below:

  1. Connect, Don’t Convince – He targeted an audience and simply said, “follow me”.
  2. Be a Master Closer – He never begged, He knew His message was important. “Look, either you are for me or against me,”.
  3. Practice Duplication – In John 12:29 He said: “For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak”.
Connect, Close, and Copy is what Jesus did and He left His personal Success Manual (Bible) and Private Mentor (Holy Spirit) to help us do the same.
Fear not in these troubled times but figure out what our priorities are and then go promote it. Sometimes, I just don’t want to get started on things I know I need to do. Can you relate?
It’s much easier to log into social media than start writing an article or an important speech. You’d rather spend time binging on NetFlix rather than reach out to three new contacts.
You might tell yourself that you’re waiting for the “right time” but consider what King Solomon, the wisest king had to say in:
Ecclesiastes 11:4 “Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.” (NLT)
An old Chinese proverb says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best is now. The Time to Plant is Now! You can’t wait for perfect conditions—you have to start sowing seeds for your business right now. Even if all you can do is spend a few minutes, get to work. You never know which seeds might take root and become mighty oaks!
And if you need to rest, “Rest in God’s Love”…
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What Are Spiritual Gifts – Part 4

4 Common Mistakes Christians Make with Their Spiritual Giftsspiritual gifts

When you first find out about your spiritual gifts, it can be both interesting and quite exciting. You start wondering about just how God has gifted you. You naturally can not wait to see how you will use your God-given spiritual gifts to bless others and to Him glory.

However, like most people and being true to our human nature, we’ll most likely try to tell everyone about it. After all, what good is having spiritual gifts if you can’t share with others about it, right?  So, you begin talking about the special gifts you’ve been blessed with and how those spiritual gifts play out in your everyday life. Now there’s nothing wrong with being excited and wanting to talk about your spiritual gifts with your Christian family members, but if you’re not mindful, it can lead you to make these 4 common mistakes Christians often make when it comes to their spiritual gifts.

 

 

Mistake # 1: Comparing Your Spiritual Gifts
You’re gifted with the spirit of administration but your friend in Christ got the gift of miracles (also known as the gift of healing) as her spiritual gift. This may cause you to be a little sad, especially if you’ve always dreamed of doing BIG things for God but instead you’re stuck doing what seems to be all the secretarial tasks. Meanwhile, your friend gets to do all the truly awesome stuff, like healing people.

A word of advice here, never compare your spiritual gifts with others. You’ll end up either discouraging yourself, others, or maybe even both. The Bible doesn’t rank our spiritual gifts, you shouldn’t either. Spiritual gifts are no different than any other areas of your life. You just have to trust that God has a purpose for gifting you the way He did.

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 15 – One Body but Many Parts
12 There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. It is the same with Christ. 13 We were all baptized by one Holy Spirit. And so we are formed into one body. It didn’t matter whether we were Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free people. We were all given the same Spirit to drink. 14 So the body is not made up of just one part. It has many parts.

15 Suppose the foot says, “I am not a hand. So I don’t belong to the body.” By saying this, it cannot stop being part of the body. 16 And suppose the ear says, “I am not an eye. So I don’t belong to the body.” By saying this, it cannot stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, how could it hear? If the whole body were an ear, how could it smell? 18 God has placed each part in the body just as he wanted it to be. 19 If all the parts were the same, how could there be a body? 20 As it is, there are many parts. But there is only one body.

21 The eye can’t say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 In fact, it is just the opposite. The parts of the body that seem to be weaker are the ones we can’t do without. 23 The parts that we think are less important we treat with special honor. The private parts aren’t shown. But they are treated with special care. 24 The parts that can be shown don’t need special care. But God has put together all the parts of the body. And he has given more honor to the parts that didn’t have any. 25 In that way, the parts of the body will not take sides. All of them will take care of one another. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it. If one part is honored, every part shares in its joy.

27 You are the body of Christ. Each one of you is a part of it.

Mistake # 2: Keeping it to Yourself or Being a Hoarder
It may be tempting at times to not tell anyone about your spiritual gifts or talents. Your reasoning is, “If I tell that person my spiritual gift is being ‘helpful’, I’ll most likely get stuck helping out all the time with bake sales, or even worse be put on janitorial duty cleaning toilets.”

God gave you the gift He did because He desires you to enjoy it and share it with the body of Christ. The truth is, not everyone gets to have a glamorous job. Sometimes restocking the stalls in the lady’s bathroom may not feel all that important to you. But trust me on this, I’m pretty sure the person who’s using that stall will think it is.  Also, try to look at it in a different way,  like the message it sends to the brand new visitors. They’re probably thinking that this is a place where people are cared for or at least their basic needs of good hygiene are being met in God’s house, regardless of whether they’ve been attending for four minutes or forty years. They know that someone cared enough to take care of the place.

Let us consider Colossians 3:23-24 – Do It With LoveColossians 3:23

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

There can be dignity and love in everything you do when you’re doing it for the Lord.

Mistake # 3: Limiting Yourself
Chances are, you’ve been told in regards to what your spiritual gifts are. That’s because you’re most likely already serving in some form or another in the capacity of that area. It would be something in your comfort zone. For example, you may discover that your spiritual gift is in education and you may say, “Hey, well that makes a whole lot of sense since I happen to teach Sunday school every week and I love it!”

Having that A-ha moment is a great thing, but we can also be tempted to let our spiritual gifts define who we are as a person too. For example, instead of stepping out and trying something new, we often just stick to what we know. We might say, “Oh, that’s not for me. You need someone gifted in discernment and I’m just a Sunday school teacher.”

While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with knowing what your spiritual gifts are, do not let it keep you from new opportunities and adventure that God may be leading you to. Why not be willing to step out, trust God and say, “I know this isn’t normally my area of gifting but I also know that God can give me His supernatural grace and use me to accomplish His will.”

Psalm 37:4 (NIV) – Don’t Limit God by Limiting Ourselves

4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Mistake # 4: Becoming Prideful
It feels good to be acknowledged for our gifts. It’s a beautiful feeling when somebody acknowledges your hard work and efforts or openly praises you for your commitment, but be careful to not let it go to your head. It’s moments like these that can make a person become prideful.

It’s hard to can stay humble at times but we must remember to give God the glory. When someone says you’re a brilliant leader, you could say, “God is the leader. I’m just following Him.” Or when a friend compliments your wisdom, you can say, “All wisdom comes from God. He gave it to me.”

Knowing which spiritual gifts God has blessed you with can open new doors for you. When you begin to realize how God has gifted you, it’s simpler to select jobs as well as ministries that are better suitable for your personality.

Proverbs 16:18-19 NIV  – Beware of the prideful heart

18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. 19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.

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What Are Spiritual Gifts? Part 1

Dean’s parents had died when he was young. He grew up in different towns, passed from foster family to foster family. When he was in college, Dean shared a room with another student named Luke.

When Christmas break came, Luke invited Dean to stay with his family for the holidays. Luke’s family warmly welcomed Dean into their lives. They asked him to help trim the tree, hang Christmas lights, and learn the family’s secret egg nog recipe.

But it was Luke’s grandma, Alice that Dean felt the strongest connection to. The older woman recognized that Dean was hungry for spiritual truths and she began loaning him books about God from her extensive library.

As Dean became a believer, he spent hours with Alice, discussing spiritual matters. One day, he asked her about spiritual gifts. “What are they? Do only some Christians get these gifts? I don’t think I have one.”

Alice smiled and pulled a picture of her family from the wall. “Do you see how some of my grandchildren have blue eyes like me? Others don’t have my eye color but they have my nose or my chin. Just as I passed on a part of myself to the next generation, God does the same. It’s like spiritual DNA.”

The older woman went on to share the three key reasons that God gives spiritual gifts to His children…

To Honor God

The primary purpose of spiritual gifts is to use them in a way that brings God glory. With some spiritual gifts, honoring God may seem obvious. For example, if you’re gifted with an ability to teach, you may already be using this gift by leading Sunday school classes.

But some gifts may not have a corresponding ministry. An example of this would be the gift of wisdom. You may not realize it but others may already rely on your wisdom, even if you aren’t in a formal position. Your friends and family may stop in the middle of a discussion to turn to you and ask, “What do you think about this topic? How should I handle this situation?”

When you speak wisdom over loved ones and other Christians, you are honoring God. So don’t be discouraged if you feel like you don’t have a gift or worry that you’re not using it.

To Help One Another

Not only do your spiritual gifts bring honor to God, they can also be useful for helping others. Perhaps you’ve been given the gift of prophecy. You may be able to discern events and situations before they happen. You may also be able to explain signs and wonders that others cannot.

One Biblical example of the gift of prophecy was Joseph. When he heard Pharaoh’s dream, he was able to share what it meant. He also advised a course of action that would preserve both the Egyptians and the Israelites.

When God gives you a spiritual gift, He wants you to share it with those around you. Sometimes, God will even move you into a situation where your gifts are needed, much like He did with Joseph.

To Grow Closer to God

Eric Liddell, an Olympic runner, once said, “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”

Many Christians feel closest to God when they are using the gifts He gave them. If God has given you the gift of exhortation, you might sense God’s presence when you’re encouraging a friend who feels overwhelmed. If your gift is the gift of knowledge, then you might enjoy God’s presence while learning a new concept.

Spiritual gifts are blessings from God to be used for His glory, the help of others, and as a way to grow closer to God. If you’re not sure which spiritual gifts God has given you, then take the free Spiritual Gifts Survey from Church Growth.

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Kingdom of God and 10 Reasons Why Money Isn’t Everything

The priority of the Kingdom of God

In his famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus sets the tone for his ministry and teachings. He tells his listeners to not “lay up treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:19-20).

He goes on to say that his people should not worry about the future (including their financial future), but should “seek first the kingdom of God” and trust God to provide for their needs (Matthew 6:33).

Clearly, the priority of God’s people is (or should be) the kingdom of God. When God’s people shift their focus to the things of the earth, they are focusing on that which is perishable and will not last.

The word of God is power. Whatever God says, He can do and will do. The word is as powerful as God Himself, there is no way the two can be separated.

God wants us to know the importance of His word in our lives, especially those of us that belong to His Kingdom; we must come to the point where we realize we need to give the word the highest priority in our lives.

When you spend at least eight hours a day working, striving to earn a decent income to support your family, provide for your needs, and (hopefully!) have something left over to fulfill a few desires, it’s easy to get caught up in the trap believing that money is what it’s all about.  Sometimes we need to be reminded why money isn’t everything. Here are 10 reasons to help you remember that:

1. Family

While money can help your family to have the things they need and want, money can’t give you a family, grow your family, make your family healthy, or even give your family lasting happiness. Family togetherness and love depend on time spent, not money spent.

2. Health

Sure, money can pay for doctor’s visits and prescriptions, but even the wealthiest folks in the world know that money can’t buy you health. And money can’t replace or remove poor health or disease. Choose nutritious food and go out for a daily walk for exercise. Those two things don’t cost a lot and go a long way to “buying” you health.

3. Happiness

Money may provide things that can make you happy for a while, but real, lasting happiness can’t be bought. It’s something that comes from contentment within. Knowledge and confidence in who we are and a purpose in life is true happiness. Money can’t buy that.

4. Faith

You hear people talk about their faith in many different ways, and we do have faith in different things, but have you ever heard anyone claim to have faith in money? Probably not. While money may give us a sense of security, it can also fail us, and often does. Money let’s us down. Faith in something greater than ourselves, however, won’t.

5. Peace

It’s a well-known truism that money can buy you a bed, but it can’t help you sleep. While money can provide things you need and want, it can’t alter your state of mind enough that you have lasting peace. That’s something that comes from within and money will never provide it.

6. Purpose

Regardless of what some may think, money – or acquiring it – isn’t the purpose of life. We are taught early on that the love of money is the root of all evil. It’s important to read that very carefully; the LOVE of money is the root of all evil, not money. Use money as a tool with which to build a life. Making money your purpose for living is dangerous. Find a purpose in your life that fulfills you and gives your life meaning.

7. Joy

While some equate joy with happiness, they are really two different things. Happiness is the bouncy feeling that comes along when something pleasant happens in our lives. Happiness can be as simple as an ice cream cone or a good book. Joy, on the other hand, is a deep-seated contentment that nothing can take away. And money certainly can’t bring joy into our lives. Money is superficial. Joy goes deep.

8. Personal Growth

Life is a process of personal growth and learning, and while money may provide the opportunity for that growth, it will never be able to provide the growth itself. Learning and growing come from a change within us not from the cash in our bank accounts, or the limit on our credit cards. Constantly learning new things opens our life up to new possibilities, new horizons. Money cannot open up our mind.

9. Love

Love is truly the greatest gift of life; the love of a child, a parent, a spouse, a sibling, or a friend. Love is what drives the world, and that drive should never be the love of money, but rather love for people. That’s what will bring real, lasting joy. Isn’t that what we’re all seeking? Money can’t buy love. Simply said and very true, indeed.

10. Money Can’t Buy Everything

While you can buy material things, pay for health care, even “buy” some people, there are things money can’t buy. Money can’t buy family, health, happiness, faith, peace, purpose, joy, personal growth, or love. Look at the hundreds of lottery stories; people whose dream has come true, they are instant millionaires. Look at what happens to 99.9% of these people and I dare you to tell me that money is the answer to all your problems.

Money is a great tool and one that we all need to provide a good life for our families. But money is not the be-all and end of life. Money is simply a tool. One that will help fashion your life, but not create it. Next time you get caught in the money trap, take a few minutes to remember what in life is REALLY important. Your loved ones will be glad you did, and so will you.

The bottom line in ALL this is that the people of God are commanded to submit to God. If a person puts his or her dreams and desires ahead of God and God’s principles, it leads to idolatry and greed. If one submits his or her desires to God, it leads to wisdom and contentment.
Like the Apostle, Paul tells Timothy: “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (I Timothy 6:6).

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Meeting Together

Why Meeting Together Is Important 

The Bible clearly teaches that God made a distinction between His people and the world (Lev 13:46; Number 5:3; Deut. 7:3). Christ says that entering the Kingdom of God means being bound to the Church “on earth” (Matthew 16:16-19; 18:17-19). It should be a time of fellowship, learning, sharing, giving, receiving, and spiritual encouragement. A time to build one another up by what the other members of the body supply.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24-25, NIV

The reasons for meeting together as believers are more than just to listen to someone else “preach” to us. We need to become involved in the body of Christ. When the Bible was written in the early days, the only way to hear the anointed teaching of the Word was to physically gather together when a Bible teacher was present.

Today we are not limited to a time or place, because of recorded media. However, this too can be a double edge sword. Many people in our culture and society (yes, even professing Christians) simply believe that meeting together as members of a local church is not necessary. Some feel that faith should not be “institutionalized” and should be a private matter between individuals, not something to be experienced in a physical community or a social media one.

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While the Bible does warn us, in the above verse, not to forsake meeting together with other believers (Hebrews 10:25), it never tells us how often we should meet or where we should meet. Also, when we meet together God did not intend for it to be just a ritual, but something beneficial.

It should be a time of fellowship, learning, sharing, giving, receiving, and spiritual encouragement. A time to build one another up by what the other members of the body supply.

Mia’s Story

Mia had a heart for outreach. She often visited with women who were homebound, chronically ill, or were caregivers of disabled loved ones. Over and over again, she heard the women express the same desire.

They longed to be part of a women’s group but their circumstances made travel (even short distances) difficult on the best of days.

Mia shared this frustration with her mentor, Dana. Dana suggested that Mia looks for a way to bring the Gospel to these women. “It’s what Jesus did in the New Testament. He met people where they were.”

After some prayer, Mia partnered with a woman in her church who enjoyed doing Bible studies. Together, they started a Tuesday evening meeting through Facebook Live. This allowed Mia to minister to those who were sick and disabled.

Are there people in your life who are expressing a need that could be filled by the local church? How can you and your Christian family use social media to meet this need?

God, show me the needs of my community. Give my church wisdom and courage that we may rise up and comfort those that are afflicted. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Don’t let your church-going or social media events become just a ritual, get involved! A true “church meeting” does not require a large number of people. In fact, a smaller group is often best, as it is easier to share what you have and offer spiritual encouragement to others, as well as receive it yourself whether it’s in a church building or through social media.

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Mutually Encouraged

Mutually Encourage Each Other

We need to be encouraged by each other’s faith as stated in Hebrews 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

encourage each other

Michael knew something seemed different about his youngest child. While his older brothers had always hit their developmental marks early, the youngest seems to trail behind.

After a battery of tests, the doctor told Michael that his son was autistic. Michael was shocked and confused. He didn’t know what to do or how to help his son.

Thomas, a co-worker who heard the news came to Michael. He also had a child with autism and he supported Michael and his wife. “He shared everything he could with me. He walked me and my wife through those first few months, explaining what the doctor’s words meant, how I could communicate with Colt.”

Michael was so inspired by and grateful for Thomas’ help that he wanted to pay it forward. So he started a YouTube channel to help fathers with autistic children. He was overwhelmed with the response. “So many dads reach out to me every week thanking me for what I do. It’s become my mini-ministry.”

YouTube videos can be a terrific way to share what’s going on in your life while ministering to others. Is there a community you feel called to serve? Consider creating YouTube videos for them!

God, show me who I can walk with and encourage today. Open my eyes to the community that You want me to serve. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong—that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” – Romans 1:11-12, NIV

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Your Moral Compass and Marketing

What Is A Moral Compass?

For starters, we can’t really talk about one’s moral compass without the discussion of business ethics. At its most basic definition, business ethics revolves around relationships. Whether you have an online business or a traditional brick and mortar business, the relationships you’ll have with your customers will be what matters most.

These relationships exist between businesses and consumers on multiple social and economic levels. Business ethics, therefore define the relationship between an individual and a business. It’s usually one’s moral compass that’ll drive those relationships.

You know the conversation you have in your head between how lucrative something can be and what you would actually need to do to make it happen? You can spend hours, days. and even years agonizing over it. It seems so easy for some marketers, but sadly not so easy for you.

Your Moral Compass Is Pulling You In A Different Direction

There seems to be a big misconception in the marketing game, that in order to make a lot of sales you need to adapt to “the hard sell”. You know what am talking about right?  The hype, the pressure and all the sleazy cheesiness which you usually see in the marketing world. So why do so many marketers and affiliates resort to these kinds of tactics? Simple, it’s what we’ve been taught by all the gurus and big shot marketers who don’t seem to have a conscience.

Is There A Better Way?

I’m here to tell you there is a better way. You can capture the attention of your customers and their wallets without having to sell your soul! The best part is, it’s free and it won’t take you years to master either. Consider “Doing Business God’s Way“. You can grab the free video series below and start being more congruent with your moral compass and marketing message.

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