Archive for May, 2011

Dear Friends,
Last week the Lord gave me one of the desires of my heart – to finish my undergraduate degree. I have no words to thank God for that gift and for fulfilling His promise in my life. Today, I just want to say thanks to the Lord for everything He has blessed me with. I want to share this devotional with you because it reminds us where our success comes from and that we are nothing without God. Enjoy!

Don’t Forget Where Your Success Comes From
# 290
Deuteronomy 8:10 (NLT)

When you have eaten your fill, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.

For most of us it is easy to be humble when we are starting out our careers, when nobody knows us, and we are at the bottom of the ladder. But as we grow in our careers, obtain promotions, education, and higher positions of responsibility and visibility, we become vulnerable. The Bible warns us it is in our times of success when the enemy enters our lives through pride—but only if we let him.

God doesn’t mind if we are successful. In fact, He wants us to succeed in every area of our lives. But He does ask us to “not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt” (v. 14).

The key to staying humble is to give God the glory for every success, gifts, talents, or material wealth we may have. Moses told the Israelites God took them out of Egypt and performed all those miracles so that “you would never think that it was your own strength and energy that made you wealthy” (v. 17). I believe the same applies today. We all have an Egypt to be rescued from and God does miracles for all of us. Our part is to always remember God loves us and that’s why He rescues us. Praise the Lord your God for everything you are and have—including your job.

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Dear Friends,
Today I just want to encourage you to give all your worries and burdens to Jesus. He is always ready to receive them. We were not meant to carry the load of life alone. Jesus is our companion and the One who guides every one of our steps. This devotional will help you continue your journey knowing you have Jesus along the way. Enjoy!

Give Your Burdens to Jesus and He Will Give You Rest
# 100
Matthew 11:28 (NLT)

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

As working women, we may often feel weary. Sometimes our burdens are so heavy we can hardly make the next step. This is a scripture we need to get a hold of and personalize. Let’s give our burdens to Jesus. He is there for us. He wants to take them. God is pleased when we give our burdens to Jesus because that act tells Him we trust Him and believe in Him fully.

Our rest starts in our spirit and soul. Jesus promises us that rest. When we have rest spiritually, we have peace, and that peace eliminates the stress of our burdens.

Praise God for your job and thank Him for the grace and strength He gives you to do all that He has called you to do on a daily basis. For those of you who are single working moms, don’t despair. You are not alone, and Jesus wants to help you carry your burden. Jesus tells us in verses 29 and 30, “Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light.”

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Dear Friends,
Today I want to encourage you to read the Bible—the Word of God. The Bible contains advice we can use in our everyday lives. Sometimes we wonder how we can get wisdom and answers to ethical situations we do not know how to resolve both at work and at home. The Word of God does have the guidance and instruction we are all looking for. We just have to read it! This devotional reminds us of how God prepares us and equips us in life. Enjoy!

God’s Word Prepares and Equips Us
# 120

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NLT)
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do.

God wants each one of us to do something. He has a plan and a purpose for every person. But He doesn’t expect us to go figure it out on our own. He provided us with a manual full of instructions, wisdom, and revelation to prepare us and equip us. He gave us the Word to use on a daily basis as our guide.

The Bible provides us direction for every area of our lives, including business. It teaches us what’s right and wrong and how God expects us to behave and perform in the business world. Let’s use it, spend time in it, and meditate on it day and night. We need it, and God knew it.

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