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Archive for April, 2011

Dear Friends,
Every day we are faced with opportunities to help others in the workplace. Today, I would like to encourage you to find those situations where you are able to help those around you—especially if you are in a leadership position. Don’t be afraid to help people by sharing your knowledge and tips for success. God will reward you for helping others when you are in need of help.

Be Willing to Help Others
#263

Proverbs 3:27 (NLT)
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.

As we grow in our careers and become more successful and influential, we will enjoy many more opportunities to help develop and guide other individuals. As a leader, it’s important to not withhold good from those who deserve it—especially when we have the power and ability to help them.

When you help others, it shows you are not afraid of sharing success. Some of those you helped will remember you and be loyal to you in the future. You should also never forget those who helped you get where you are today. You can help others in several different ways. Sometimes it may be a word of recommendation for a promotion, encouragement for a project well done, or praise for individuals in front of their colleagues. Not only is helping others a rewarding experience, but in the end you will gain their favor and be a witness to them of the love of God.

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Let’s Remember

Dear Friends,
This weekend is special in the lives of Christians because it’s the weekend we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and what He did for all of us. Today I want to encourage you to live your life for Christ. Love Him, believe in Him, and trust Him—every day of your life! I want to share this devotional with you because it reminds us of what the Father did through Jesus—all for us to be able to be with Him in eternity. Happy Easter!

With God All Things Are Possible—Including Salvation
# 150
Matthew 19:26 (KJV)

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible

In the verses prior to this one Jesus confronted a rich young man who always kept all of the commandments and followed the law. But when Jesus asked him to sell everything he had and give the proceeds to the poor, he couldn’t do it “for he had great possessions.” Then, when Jesus told His disciples that it was very hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of heaven, His disciples were astounded and asked him, “Who then can be saved?” (v. 25).

We in our own ability cannot be saved. We cannot purchase salvation because Jesus already did that when He died on the cross for our sins. Jesus is not saying rich people won’t go to heaven. It is a matter of the heart. People, rich or poor, who put their trust in riches, will not enter the Kingdom of heaven. Those who put their trust in God, and love Him above all, will.

No matter how many good deeds we do in this world, if we don’t accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we will simply not go to heaven. Jesus is the only way to the Father. That is His only plan of salvation for humanity. There is no other. For us it is impossible to go to heaven on our own but with God all things are possible—including our salvation.

Seek Jesus. He is the truth, the light and the way. John 3:16-17 (NLT) say, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.” Romans 10:9-10 (NLT) says, “For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.”

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Gof is Faithful

Dear Friends,
Work can bring a lot of stress and issues into our lives. How we handle them makes a difference and has an impact in our daily lives. But when we incorporate God in the picture, He brings us a different perspective and new ideas we didn’t think about before. Today I want to encourage you to entrust your spirit into God’s hands and let Him help you. This devotional reminds us of His faithfulness. Enjoy!

God Is a Faithful God
#178

Psalm 31:5 (NLT)
I entrust my spirit into your hand. Rescue me, Lord, for you are a faithful God.

When you are distressed, entrust your spirit into God’s hands and believe that He will help you. He is a faithful God and is always there for you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. But the process of believing takes trust and faithfulness on our part also. We are to be faithful to make time to spend with Him, in His presence—just because we love Him. God is faithful at keeping all His promises. His Word is full of promises for us. When we are faithful to read His Word, we will find more and more of His promises. In time of need, we can then stand on the verses where a specific promise is written and remind God of His faithfulness.

Therefore, give all your work-related issues to God. Put them in His hands, and He will help you.

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God’s Benefits

Dear Friends,
Today I want to encourage you to learn about the benefits that God has provided for you. Read today’s devotional and thank God for the wonderful benefits that you can enjoy when you walk with Him every day of your life. Enjoy!

Know Your Benefits
#126
Psalm 103:1-5 (NKJV)

Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Nowadays, companies strive to offer great benefits to their employees. Yet nothing compares to the benefits we have for being children of God. Psalm 103 gives us examples of those benefits. But how do we obtain them?

We seek God first—above all things (Matthew 6:33 NLT)
We accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior (John 3:16, Romans 10:10 NLT)
We believe and accept all of His promises. We appropriate them by faith and we live by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7 NLT).

Knowing who we are in Christ and that we are God’s precious children is a revelation that we must obtain. Once we have that revelation in our hearts we can be successful in every area of our lives—both at work and at home. Therefore, know your benefits and thank God for them.

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Seek Wisdom

Blog 4-2-11
Dear Friends,
Lately I have been praying for wisdom and insight in my life. It seems there is always so much going on and too many decisions to make that we are bound to make a wrong turn unless we act carefully and have the wisdom of God. As we face the daily decisions of our lives we need God’s wisdom but we need to desire it and ask Him for it. Today, I want to encourage you to seek God’s wisdom with all your heart and He will give it to you by sharing this devotional from my book Devotions for Working Women.

Pursue Wisdom with All Your Heart
#355

Proverbs 1:23 (NLT)
Come here and listen to me! I’ll pour out the spirit of wisdom upon you and make you wise.

In Proverbs 1:20, Wisdom cries out on the streets looking for people and can’t find anyone who is willing to listen and become wise. God wants to pour out His Spirit of wisdom upon us but we have to desire it. We have to search for it and appreciate it like the most valuable treasure we could ever find or have. Wisdom is a treasure because it is by wisdom we understand what it means to fear the Lord, and we gain knowledge of God (Proverbs 2:5 NLT).

The Bible exhorts you to “Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight and understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure” (Proverbs 2:2-4 NLT). Therefore, make an effort like never before to pursue wisdom. Seek it more than your career, job, or business.

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