Monday, May 22, 2017

11 Bible Verses Small Business Owners Need

By Melinda Emerson

1. No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 One of my favorite business heroes Oprah Winfrey often says God can dream it bigger for you than you can dream it for yourself. There will be times in your life and in your business when the people around you will not understand the vision God had given you for your business. Read this Bible verse and be steadfast in your entrepreneurial journey.

2. Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 If everything in your business is done to glorify God, he will Bless your work.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

King Manasseh

Meaning of Manasseh- "One who causes to forget."

Reign from 55 years (697 - 642 B.C.)

It's hard to imagine that someone as righteous as Hezekiah could turn out a son as evil as Manasseh. The wicked monarch reigned longer than any other king in Israel's history - 55 years. Among his transgressions (and there were many) was Manasseh's blatant worship of idols and his practice of pagan rituals. "And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom; also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger" (II Chronicles 33:6). When God's patience had run out, he sent the Assyrians to punish Jerusalem. They put a hook in Manasseh's nose and bound him in bronze shackles and carried him off to prison in Babylon.

Friday, May 19, 2017

King Josiah

King Josiah was Judah's last gasp — the last good thing that happened to the Israelites before their kingdom was destroyed.

Josiah became king as a child of only eight, and soon took an interest in the LORD, contrary to his father King Amon. Early in life he instituted reforms and took steps against idol worship.

At 25 years of age, Josiah decided to rebuild the LORD's temple, deteriorated with age. As the workers were cleaning, they found an obscure book that no one had ever heard of — the Bible, forgotten by previous generations. As the king listened to his secretary read the Bible, he was struck with grief and terror, certain the LORD was furious with Josiah and his people for their disobedience.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Women Serves The Lord Better Than Men

Women serves the Lord better than men; many women who serve the Lord are truly devoted to their service of the Lord, some notable women with achievements for serving the Lord in the Bible include:

1. Junia: there are many examples of women who served God as leaders in the New Testament church, teaching God’s truth and serving His church. The most imminent woman was Junia. In Romans 16: 7, Paul wrote “Greet Andronicus and Junia my fellow Jews, who were in prison with me. They are highly respected among the apostles and became followers of Christ before I did”

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Amon, King of Judah

King Amon Practiced Idolatry and Reigned a Mere Two Years

Little is recorded in the Bible about Manasseh's son, Amon. It is not known if Manasseh had any other surviving sons because he had participated in human sacrifice, burning his children alive in rituals of the worship of Molech. (2 Chronicles 33:6) What is known is that Amon was 22 when he began his reign as Judah's 15th king, and he did evil as his father had done. Amon worshiped and sacrificed to all the idols that his father had served.

Amon's father, King Manasseh, had begun his reign at the age of 12. In his youthful, unrestrained activities, he rebuilt high places and altars that his father, Hezekiah, had broken down. Manasseh re-introduced forbidden practices to the people of Judah. He sacrificed his own children in the fires in the Valley of the Hinnom. He got involved with soothsaying, witchcraft, sorcery and spiritists. All of this surrounded Amon during his formative years, and no one, even a regretful Manasseh, steered him in any other direction. “Manasseh seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel.” (2 Chronicles 33:9)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

10 Bible Verses Every Small Business Owner Needs

By Melinda Emerson

Each year, I pick a bible verse as my theme for the New Year. As I considered which bible verse would guide me in 2010, I thought it would be helpful to share some of my favorites. Use these bible verses in the good and tough times in your small business.

1. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Learn something every day. If you only lean on your own knowledge in your business, you will not be able to grow. You must grow yourself to grow your business

Monday, May 15, 2017

Experiencing the Power of God

To experience the power of God, you have to do the following:
  1. You must be plugged in the fire (You must be born-again)
  2. You have to be filled with the Holy Ghost (1 John 2:8)
  3. Change your dream by yourself. You sleep and have a nightmare, and when you wake up you change the dream by the power in you.
  4. You must sit down with the word of God (2 Timothy 2:15)
  5. Fasting and prayer (Matthew 17: 210

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