The Bible says ‘Wisdom’ is the principle thing but from where do the scriptures say that we get wisdom? Is it not from prayer? James 1:5 says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally…; and it shall be given him.” But here is the strange thing, most of us wait until there is some turmoil or some trial before we resort to prayer. Instead of it being the first and principal thing it becomes our last resort. God of course knew this because He framed James 1:5 within the context of trials.
Is prayer the principle thing for a Christian business owner? In my opinion it should be. On our quest for Higher Ground. In our desire to be following Jesus in everything He said. We should make prayer the principle thing in every endeavor and in every decision. Furthermore, I believe when we fail to do that God allows circumstances to push us into a frame of humility and prayer.
So here’s the thing; When we prepare to gather for business, either alone or in a group, how often do we think to offer a short prayer before meeting? Most of the time we wait until we are in crisis mode or someone for whom we would intercede is in crisis mode. We wait until the budget is zapped and there’s nothing left and a need comes up. We wait until our systems are so broken down that another breakdown becomes the final straw. It is in these times that we meet to discuss what to do and to pray. Why do we wait? Why do we not offer a short prayer before meeting? Before every meeting. Before circumstances force us to meet.
A Biblical Example – Nehemiah
When Nehemiah had it on his heart to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, when he was sad and of a sad countenance in the presence of the king. Which could be a sure death sentence to be this way in the presence of the king. But at any rate, he was sad, and because the king favored him he asked about it. Why are you sad? (I’m paraphrasing of course) Why are you sad?, the king asked. Nehemiah answered, “Why shouldn’t I be sad when the place of my heritage lays waste?” Then the king told him to ask, to make a request, to tell him what he could do for him. It’s recorded in Nehemiah 2:4 “Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request?” Then you know what Nehemiah did?
He wrote, “So I prayed to the God of heaven.”
Nehemiah prayed to his God first and then he asked second. It was not a long-drawn-out formal prayer. No it was just a silent prayer before answering the king. He probably wispered, “Lord give me wisdom.” or “Lord make it so.” or something simple. But the point is he prayed before acting and asking.
Applicable To Our Time Online
Every time we log online to write, or to see where we can help, or to Skype, or whatever; every time we log on why is it that we do not offer a prayer before meeting with those others who are logged on?
Now perhaps you do. I do not know your habit, but I do know that it has been my habit, and probably the habit of most, to just sit down, power up, and go to work.
This for me is a habit that changed recently. Especially with taking on a task like building websites and calling together other affiliate marketers collaborate with me and one another. I dare not embark on this every day without taking a moment to pray.
Even this post is a result of prayer. Sort of. I closed the original domain that this post was living on and moved it over here. The decision to close that domain was a result of prayer. But then again the decision to open it in the first place was a result of prayer also. So was it God’s choice for me to begin that website. Perhaps. Perhaps not. I have gained a lot of Christian friend’s and business associates as a result of that short-lived project, and we still meet regularly on Facebook. My decision to join Wealthy Affiliate and learn online marketing was a result of prayer. My newest endeavor is a result of prayer. My point is this again; we have to bathe everything we do as Christians in prayer. It is important.
My Commitment To You
So here is my commitment (a promise if you will accept it); my commitment to you is to bathe everything we do here in prayer. When someone comes to me with a question, I will pray before I answer. When someone has a need, I will pray. When we as writers and editors need wisdom for direction or need to make a decision, I will pray. I do not take this lightly in the least and I know that if this work here is going to be helpful and effective then I need God’s help. I need God’s foresight. I need God’s intimate knowledge of the way things work online. So I will pray.
My Request of You
If you are here as a reader could I ask you to pray for us that we will provide the very best content possible? We want it to be effective for both you and others who come along behind you. If you are here just visiting and scoping out the territory could you pray for us? And especially if you are here creating or editing; helping and authoring posts. Would you please pray as you work? Pray before you work.
If this website is going to be profitable (by profitable I mean helpful to all who come to read); if this website is going to be profitable then I need your prayers. The folks who have agreed to help need your prayers. The folks who (many who are not computer-literate but are giving it a go; those who come to learn need your prayers. So would you pray for us and for them? Secondly, would you pray about what part you can have in this effort. Even if you feel you need time to learn you could eventually be a contributor here.
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Offer a short prayer before meeting at every opportunity. It may be a board meeting. A private meeting. A meeting with a lawyer or counselor. Pray ahead of time. As we do this always and often we will find ourselves more and more prepared for the inevitable trials that will come and that do come.
If there is anything that I can pray for you and with you about please message me. Or email me. I would love to pray with you or for you. Best wishes for an abundant and abounding prayer life!
Kind regards to you always,